What Next

How Puerto Ricans Hear Trump’s Insults

U.S. policies toward Puerto Rico have long been exploitative. Trump’s rhetoric just makes it plain.

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President Donald Trump’s naked disdain for Puerto Rico’s struggles might be rhetorically jarring. But it reflects long-standing U.S. policies toward the territory.

Guest: Yarimar Bonilla, political anthropologist and author of Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin.