Elizabeth Warren pledges help during visit to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is visiting Puerto Rico as she considers a run for president, promising to help the island rebuild from Hurricane Maria and support laws that would offer the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief.

Warren on Tuesday also condemned President Donald Trump for considering the use of disaster recovery funds to build what she called a “dumb” border wall.

Puerto Rico is becoming a popular stop for Democratic presidential candidates and potential ones as they seize the opportunity to criticize the Trump administration for its hurricane response. Last week, former housing secretary Julian Castro visited the island.

The visits have perplexed some and annoyed others in the U.S. territory, whose people are U.S. citizens but are barred from voting in presidential elections.

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