Menendez Criticizes Trump on Puerto Rico Response From Outside Corruption Trial

‘I think the president has difficulty both exhibiting empathy and understanding the magnitude’

Menendez Criticizes Trump on Puerto Rico Response From Outside Corruption Trial (The Washington Free Beacon)

Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), who is currently facing corruption and bribery charges, criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday outside the federal courthouse where the senator is standing trial.

Menendez is accused of carrying out "official favors" for his friend and mega-donor, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, in exchange for private jet flights, vacations, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions. Federal prosecutors allege the senator started taking bribes from Melgen shortly after he entered the Senate in 2006.

The New Jersey lawmaker was asked by a reporter whether he had any comments about Trump's Tuesday visit to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria's devastation.

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