tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN September 29, 2017 4:00pm-5:00pm PDT
in their homes and it's a mystery. got to bring them home to make sure they're nat risk. >> thank you so much. really appreciate it. thank you so much for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next, braeging news. tom price out. the health and human services secretary resigns under fire. he's not the only trump cabinet member with a taste for private and military jets. who's next? plus, puerto rico crying for help. why is president trump praising his administration's response to the disaster while residents there are suffering and quote mad as hell and an air force general's passionate speech about race goes viral. while many are saying he is just the kind of leader this country is missing now. he'll be my guest. let's go "outfront." good evening.
i'm jim shuuto. tonight, breaking news. price is out. health and human services secretary tom price forceded to resign. president trump asked as a he arrived moments ago to his new jersey golf resort if he had accepted price's resignation, he gave a thumb's up. price had been under fire for days since news broke he had repeatedly chartered private jet at taxpayer expeps for official travel. the secretary took more than 26 flights this year on private or military planes cost iing taxpayers, you and me, more than a million dollars. this according to politico. trump today seeming to relish in the guessing game over price's fate said this. >> i think he's a very fine person. i certainly don't like the outfits. >> but cnn has learned that trump was actually furious at price and told aides that he thought the scandal was stupid. what made things worse, price offered to reimburse taxpayers,
but only for a small portion of the flight's total cost, leeing to yet more questions and more outrage. as one gop congressal aide told cnn quote, you were never going to survive with this president if you're clogging up cable with bad headlines. jeff is "outfront" tonight at the white house. the president has not been happy with tom price for quite some time zblchl that's right. largely first and foremost, tom price was brought into this cab nenlt innocent to lead the effort to replace and repeal obamacare and we know where that is now. some almost nine months through this administration. so the president has been wondering i'm told what exactly senator price's value is, what is he, if he was brought on board to do that, that didn't happen. he was a long time georgia republican house member. and he was unable to bring any of those you know, this legislation to bear. so, that is one thing, but president was also so upset by the whole drip, drip, drip of
this, of all these new flights, of the idea that the secretary would pay back some $52,000 on some almost a million dollars of flight, but ellier today as the president left the white house, i asked him about if he has confidence in the secretary. this is what he said. >> have you lost confidence in secretary price? >> i was disappointed because i didn't like it. cosmetically or otherwise, so i don't like to see somebody that perhaps there's the perception that it wasn't right. >> so, the perception there is something that this president of course is so attuned to, jim and the perception was simply that he was not doing what he said he would do during the swamp save taxpayers' money. he was costing them that. so that combined with the fact that health care has gone nowhere meant it was time for r secretary price to go. >> jeff, i understand that the white house has a new policy to make sure that this doesn't happen again. >> there is. we're just getting word of this memo from the drirector of the
office of management and budget. who basically is saying use common sense. we're just look iing through th now, he says put another way, just because something is legal does not make it right, so that is basically the directive going forward here. the new white house chief of staff or the white house chief of staff, john kelly, whethill a hold on any private flights unless those wealthy members of the cabinet who have their own planes who fly them at well, education seg tear and others can still fly those, but in materials of spending tax pare dollars, that's no more, jim. >> you might have thought that was an obvious call, but i spoiz not. "outfront" now, editor at large for cnn politics, chris cillizza, health care reporter who broke the story about price taking private planes. she's been reporting on this extensi extensively. also, david gergen. chris, how big of a loss perhaps how embarrassing a loss is this
for the trump administration? >> you know, anytime you lose a cabinet member, within the first year, it's not great. when you add up the number of senior level staff that have departed, we have a a chief of staff, reince priebus gone. steve bannon, three communications directors, the white house press secretary, there's a lot. for trump though, i don't think he will view it as much of a loss. i think this was cutting off deadwood in his mind. he sort of wondered what tom price was doing now that health care repeal and replace hadn't happened and he was giving him a lot of bad head lips. look at trump's statements to the press before we found out price had been, his resignation had been accepted. optic, cosmetics, perception. he doesn't like bad headlines created by anyone but him. he watches lot and lot of b cable. he reads lots of and lots of head lips and saw lots and lots
of headlines out of the two great political reporters, all week an he thought, why are we getting all this negative press for a guy i don't know know what he does. i don't think it was a tough decision. i don't think donald trump will think twice about it. >> the words might amount to a kiss of death. you broke this story, you've been following every detail of price's flights for some weeks, did you think when you started report iing this out, a million dollar rs in taxpayer money, this would lead to price being forced out? >> two quick things. it's rochi nirks a and i would be amiss if a -- very dog edly along with me. i didn't think necessarily it would result in his resignation. i think as we've seep in the past, the p president has definitely either very publicly
understo undermined or just tried to distance himself from his cabinet. and they're still with the administration. so, it is, it was kind of hard to tell whether secretary price was going to lose his job, but i think as chris mentioned just recently, the optics of this you know, it just wouldn't go away and i think initially, the response from each was just this was going to blow over. don't worry about it. but it didn't and so that really, really miffed the president. >> it's optics. you might say. it's ethics. price not alone when it comes to questionable travel. you have the interior secretary. took private planes including one owned by oil and gas xaektives. the epa executive. taking a private plane as well. fz also criticized for asking about using a government plane for his honeymoon. are there going to be more heads
who could roll over this issue or is pushing price out enough? >> politico breaks more flights. that's going to continue. i think the tom price resignation stemming alone is an a embarrassment, but i don't think it hurts the president politically with his base. but having a series of people indicates not only an eliteism, contrary to what donald trump promised, but it's a sloppyness of running the white house. and the orr administrations have had trouble, clinton administration had trouble with travel. and started getting that straight. now, it is for central to running a white house that you get this issue under control. put in good hands, you don't let people use planes. price had approval on some of these trips, so ipg some of the plame there is with the white house staff. >> it looks like john kelly trying to impose some order here
now with the rule. this has to go through him. i want to look at this week that donald trump had. it's easy. so much has happened, it's almost hard to keep track. let's look back. repeal and replace of obama care failed again. likely the nail in the coffin. trump's candidate lost in the alabama senate race. he was publicly supported him there. the federal government under fire. nine days after the hurricane hit puerto rico for its slow response and now, we have his health and human services secretary pushed out. chris, how bad of a week for this, for trump is this? >> for any other president, it would be disastrous. jim, for trump, it's like a five out of ten. the reason being every friday, i feel as though monday, the monday of that week feels about a century ago. so many things happen. 80% of which i would say are
bad, just on a neutral judgment for this white house and this administration. think about it. donald trump was in alabama, right around this time a week ago. giving a very over the top speech for luther strange and calling the players nfl players sons of bitches who were kneeling or protesting. that's one week ago, right? we had the -- not on that list. >> the nfl issue is still alive and people are not going to forget the failure of obamacare repeal tomorrow. >> at the end of the day, donald trump will be judged not by anything other than did he affect change and did he get things done. i think the biggest issue right now, jim, is on the get thipgs dope front. health care. did not go anywhere. the wall is not built or funded yet. tax reform is a big one. this week, we didn't mention he rolleded out tax reform, right?
that's what he's going to have to get. if donald trump has no major accomplishments, it's very hard for him or republicans who are going to go to the ballot box, governors, senator, house members and say, see, we changed washington like we said we would. this is a promise, so far, that's brokenen. >> but it is early. to be fair. >> thanks very much. for joining us. next, breaking news, puerto rico's cries for help growing louder tonight as rev rains are forecast there. nine days into the crisis. is president trump actually listen iing? plus, is trump winning the fight over the with the nfl over the national an nehmtheanthem? and high praise for many for a speech about hate, race and leadership. the man who made it is my guest. >> if you can't treat someone with dignity an respect, then you need to get out.
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situation much differently. >> i am begging, begging anyone that can hear us. to save us from dying. i am mad as hell. because my people's lives are at stake. >> people's lives at stake. layla is "outfront" in san juan. layla, very different respect there from the president and the mayor, you're on the ground there. tell what you say you're seeing. . >> you know, we have been to some of the most remote areas of this island, places where when we land, we are the first people that are in the area. fema hasn't been there. the government hasn't been there. i had a chance to fly over the place i call home. and i saw the devastation from an ariel point of view.
today, i had a chance to go on the ground. talk to the people. it's about 45 minutes west of here in san juan and what i saw, jim, not easy. this is relief. seeing my family for the first time, hearing them tell me they're okay. it's the relief i found far from the relief needed on this island. at the shelter, a school, we find more than 120 people living in classrooms, the generator went out six days ago. no power, no water, and the staff tells us they have people here with cancer, hiv, diabetes, children with asthma. like this 3-year-old. she walks every day, about 15 minutes to get therapy for her
daughter. who has asthma. she's 3 and a half years old and needs me cal attention that she's not getting here. >> we then find francisa, she has parkinson's disease. she's crying because she doesn't know about her family. desperation is growing. people are waiting in line to get water. from mountain streams. >> he said they can live without power, but they can't live without water. that's why they're filling spring water from the mountain side to take a bath, to cook, to eat. people are even resorting to washing clothes like this. this is juana. she's been here since this morning washing clothes. five to six hours cleaning clothes she tells me. i'm asking her where's the help.
she says there's no help. no help has arrived here. >> no help at all. none from the local government, residents say, nor from fema, which is only here to do an assessment, not to deliver aid. the people here are now in survival mode. waiting for their relief. >> so, layla, fema's only done an assessment. you say the local government hasn't simplied help yet. is there a plan, a timeline? did they tell the people there when they can expect things like food and water? >> you know, jim, part of the problem is communication. power is out. there's no water. that's why you saw them going to the mountain side, but there's also no communication. so, people are literally left in the dark. they have no idea what the plan is. when you talk to them and you say have you heard from the mayor, the governor, have you
heard from fema, they're in the dark. there's no communication. i left there feeling lucky because i'm one of the few able to reach her family but i also left with several to dos. people handing me notes saying can you call my family. can you let them know that we are okay. they have no idea, jim, what the plan is. not for themselves. not for their families. certainly not for the town. >> nine days after the storm, 3.5 billion americans in puerto rico. "outfront" now from san juan, democratic congressman from illinois, luis gutierrez, still has family there. certainly a personal issue for him. thank you for being there, for joining us tonight. you heard the president say today that his team and his words is doing an incredible job and yet, we heard that very emotional comment from the mayor
of san juan. mad as hell. almost moved to tears. what's the reality op the ground? >> the reality on the ground is the one that your reporter rs telling ts are telling the american people. they're handing out maybe a bottle of water at one meal to a family of five or six. and that was after eight days. some town, not even that. i think it isn't a good job. it's a disgraceful job. the united states of america is the most powerful, wealthiest country in the world. and this is not a response that's demonstrative of our power and wealth and i'm tired o the president always talking about how much it's going to cost. it's costing lives. mr. president. of children. and the elderly and the infirm. and we should begin an operation to also evacuate people from this island. especially the elderly.
especially those that have sicknesses until they can return to an island to rebuild it, but right now, i think we also need to talk to, i was with the mayor of san juan. we sat down with the director of fema this afternoon. there's good news. tomorrow, all of the hospitals in san juan will be getting a regular supply of petroleum so they can keep an operation. he promised me that tomorrow, there will be 1.7 million meals delivered to puerto rico. and 2.5 million liters of water and i begged and implored him because i don't want to hold responsible the employees on the front lines. the command has to come from washington, d.c. from the commander in chief and i would hope that as he likes to talk about the fire and the fur of the armed forces of the united states, that he bring them to puerto rico. with that same fire and fury to save the people of puerto rico from what is going to be a
disaster here in this island. >> i have to say, i listened to you there, i see your reaction. it is impossible to imagine, to reconcile that with what you're hearing from the president, claiming a success there. i wonder who do you hold responsible? >> look, at the top, it's got to be the president of the united states. i have to tell you, jim, in chicago, three days before the hurricane hit, chicago, we were already preparing. we mobilized. only four days after the hurricane, the first 59 palettes of ensure and pampers and medicines from chicago arrived to the people in puerto rico. how is it that a community of people can organize themselves individually and yet the mighty federal government has not done, i saw corporations and catholic
relief and christian relief organizations supplying the people of puerto rico with more than the federal government. let me just reiterate that. with more than what the federal government bringing. that just can't be. they should be there to augment, to supplement what the federal government. i'm happy the religious leaders are here. i'm happy big corporations are sending stuff. i'm thankful to new york city and to chicago and to all of the cities that are mobilizing their resources as a city because without them, the disaster would be even worse. and i want everybody to understand, you're listening to me. this is a mirage. what you see here with me is not the reality of the people of puerto rico. i've been here a few hours. i'm going to be fine. but the people of puerto rico are not. >> nine days, when we saw a reporter in a village that would literally no help. people can die during ha that
time span. >> what are you going to do in 18 days, that's about the period of time when the mosquitos come. and we still haven't brought the help here. look, you have to understand something. tomorrow, i'm going out into the interior of the island. i'm going to go on the back roads, talk to people there and i'm going to take the message, i'm going to take the picture, i'm going to take the videos back to my colleagues in the congress of the united states and tell them next week, we need an appropriation, a funding to make sure the people of puerto rico have everything that they need. they are 3.4 million american scitizens and i'm going to demad as their fl low scitizen we tret them with the kind of respect and honor they deserve as human beings. >> we're glad you're there bearing witness to this. we will continue to cover the powerful stories there and we wish you luck on the ground.
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told, i didn't see it, but i heard everybody stood for the national anthem. and that shows respect for our country, our flag. and for the national anthem. >> and tonight b, we're lerping more nfl teams may answer that call. and stand for the anthem this weekend. drew brees from the stants tweeting as a way the show respect to all our saints team will kneel in solidarity prior to the anthem and stand during the anthem. the new cnn poll shows that more americans think they should stand as well. 49% of americans of plurality say that players are wrong to protest during the anthem. 43% say it is the right thing to do. "outfront" tonight, simone, former national press secretary bernie sanders, ben ferguson, a conservative radio host, simone, you look at those poll numbers there and yet, you have to ask the question. is the president right? is more of the country with him on standing for the anthem?
>> look, i think the president is wrong and i think have you asked the question in a poll matters. there are a number of people that believe these protesters are protesting the anthem. they're bringing awareness to police violence, brutality, justice, racism, this has been con plated because donald trump weigheded in on the issue without the facts, which he often does. zpl you make a fair point. i know many of the play rs have made a point of saying i'm not protesting the anthem, but the fact is, they are kneeling and ben, if you look at these numbers, do you see something? >> it doesn't matter what you're protesting. it's inappropriate to protest during "the national anthem." it's inappropriate for any player of any race to be stretching and disrespecting and getting ready for the game by stretching and disrespecting during "the national anthem"
what's going on during that moment which is about solidarity and respecting those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country. >> to be fair though -- most of the players are not stretching. they're taking a knee. >> some of them. my point is we say this well, at some point, i'm protesting for this reason. let's be clear. a lot of the people that were protesting last weekend were protesting because donald trump talked about it had nothing to do with police brutality. they didn't like the president calling them out for being disrespectful, they didn't like the president, so they went back out. i don't care what you're -- >> finish that thought. >> i want to be b clear, jim, i want to -- >> ben, just complete the thought. then to simone. >> this is my point. the president was right and the nfl players were wrong. it didn't matter what you're protesting. the american people are saying this. you don't disrespect the flag and turn it into our own personal moment. you want to do something before or after, but during that
moment, it is wrong and the american people are saying that this is wrong to do this, and it doesn't matter what they're protesting. it's inappropriate at that moment. >> i want to say two things. i want to say two things. one, the nfl does not have a rule on "the national anthem." you saw the nba commissioner. zpl they do. they decided to disregard it. >> let me tell you. >> no, they do, simone. >> i read the rule book. be clear, hold on, let me go. they have a a policy. they differ between policies and rules. according to the nfl, a policy is enkourngedded. they have a policy on "the national anthem." not a rule. that's the first point. has there ever been a protest that black people in this cou y country have engaged in? it's not se manhattan ib, you can talk to the nfl about their definitions. not here to speak for the nfl, just here to give you the facts. there's a policy, no, they have a policy that is encouraged to
be followed, but the informal has come out themselves and said players are allowed to protest in their own way so we cannot and should not police individual folks protest, but it is inappropriate for the president of the united states to weigh in, when there's so much else going on. >> it's the part about the -- >> secretary just -- >> ben -- >> underwater. puerto rico is in dire straits. >> i want to quote another number. we're going to stick with the nfl because as author, the answers are kofrt kacomplicated. it found six in ten americans found the president was wrong to criticize the players for kneeling. so, if question is, to you, ben, did the president get into this too far? >> i think the president of the united states of america was right to call them out. when he used the term sob, that polarized a lot of people and took away from his point.
when you see the majority of americans saying it's wrong to protest during "the national anthem", that's where they're backing the president. when they made it personal, it seems there's more divide there. let me say this. >> when he attacked player of color. that's what happened. >> there was white people. this is not about race as much you want it to be. >> police brutality and white supremacy. >> i want to just become clear. the whole reason we have known. the only donald trump felt the need to weigh in is because player wrs engaging on the issue and that's police brutality and justice. racism. and white supremacy in this country. they were call l attention to it. no different than wearing pink during october to highlight the issue of breast cancer
awareness. no different than wearing a symbol that -- >> simone, it's very different. >> we're talking about black people in this country. >> simone raises a fair question there. this is clearly tied to race because the issue the players bring up, they talk about the treatment of african-americans in the criminal justice system. and the fact is, the majority of a players are african-americans. so, it's just, hard to make an argument you can separate race from protest. >> jim, disrespecting the american flag has nothing to do with race. and the majority, the biggest day of protest was after donald trump talked about it. and the majority of these players were protesting donald trump. so, again, to say that all of them are unified on black lives matter or police brutality, the majority of these players did not stay in the locker room a year ago when that was the actual issue that colin kaepernick brought up. they stayed in the locker room.
>> agreed. >> because, because they didn't like donald trump calling them out for being unpatriotic and call i calling them out for being disrespectful. >> no. >> we're running out of time. >> i want to give simone a final word. zpl and call them sons of bitches. >> again, i said i don't think he should have said that. >> and said that the nfl owners need to get their players in line. if that's not a dog whistle, i don't know is. >> not everything is is race, as much you want it to be ch. >> the nfl -- >> simone. >> it's about race. >> we have to leave it there. ben, listen, this is difficult an issue and thank you for taking part in it. the it's start of a continuation of a conversation we'll keep it going and have you back for sure. have a good weekend. next, the justice department going after antitrump facebook
users. is that really legal? and how does a true leader respond to racial intolerance and ignorance? >> the appropriate response is a better idea. so that's why i'm here. >> the air force general who's passionate speech has gone viral. he is my guest tonight. sarah is a fifth-grade teacher. when it comes to molding young minds, nobody does it better. she also builds her own fighting robots. destroy. but when it comes to mortgages, she's less confident. fortunately for sarah, there's rocket mortgage by quicken loans. it's simple, so she can understand the details and be sure she's getting the right mortgage. apply simply. understand fully.
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that kind of behavior has in place at the prep school, no place at usafa and no place in the united states air force. i would be aeve to think efg is peft here, to think we shouldn't discuss this topic. we would also be tone deaf not to think about the backdrop of going on in our country. things like charlottesville and ferguson, the protest in the nfl. if you can't treat someone with dignity and respect, then you need to get out. if you can't teach someone from another gender whether there's a man or woman with dignity and respect, then you need to get out. if you demean someone in any way, then you need to get out. and if you can't treat someone
from another race or different color skin with dignity and respect, then you need to get out. grab your phones, i want you to videotape this so that you have it, so you can use it and if you need it and need my words, then you keep these words. and you use them and you remember them and you share them an you talk about them. if you can't treat someone with dignity and respect, then get out. >> "outfront" tonight, the man you just saw, lieutenant general jay silveria. thanks for taking the the time. >> absolutely, jim, thank you for having me. >> this speech you gave, it was strong. it was noble. and i think you can say there was an appetite for this kind of message today. i want to ask you what compel ld you to give such a forceful rejection of that kind of racism and intolerance with this
message to your students? is. >> well, the incidents we had in the prep school of the disgusting language put on the message board, i wanted to make it clear to everyone how unacceptable that was to me. but i also wanted the kai decadg to see, we have 1500 of my amazing faculty staff, coaching staff, our pilots that do the training, a lot of our facility, we have 1500 people there with the cadets. i wanted them to see that as an institution, how unacceptable this was to all of us. >> this is you even referenced it, this is a devicive time in this country. you see it in the wake of charlottesville. in the demonstrations at the nfl. so many examples. i wonder perspecti perspective, you see the culture of inclusiveness in the military? do you think it's under threat? do you see real challenges to
that culture? >> well, jim, we would be tone deaf to not consider what's going on as a backdrop in the rest of the country, but here at the air force academy, i have to take a longer view. these young men and women are going to be lieutenants in the united states air force. so not only do i have to develop these values within them, that they have to take on these values as their own, they're going to have to teach these values and character to those that work for them. they're going to be officers and leaders in the united states air force. >> officers and leaders in the country at war, right? challenging times. words that stuck out to me in your comments. that we must treat someone with dignity and respect and if not, get out. you said. this is a tame time where the commander in chief has made an issue of trans gender troops in the military. he tweeted out a short time ago,
our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and can't be burdened with tremendous medical cost and disruption the transgender in the military would entail. thank you. do you think that message and that call, do you think that's fit wg the message you spoke about to cadets? >> well, everything that bedo here, jim, is about developing cadets into officers to become part of our fighting force and of a lethal fighting force in the united states air force. and we can't do that if we don't consider treating everybody with respect and dignity. we lose the value of all of those that are around us. so i want them to take on the power of diversity and realize the power of diversity. that's why those words were so strong. if you can't treat and because of the racial incident that we start ed this conversation in te past couple of days, but i wanted it to be b a broad
message about treating everyone with dignity and respect. and it's men and women and races and skin kocolor and demeaning anyone in any way. that's an airman fighting next to you and they have to be treated with dignity and respect. >> this is a sensitive time in the country. people have very different views of many of these issues and we've seen that come out. sometimes in awful ways. in the streets of charlottesville, for instance. the president's been public at times here. i don't want the put you on the spot, i know he's the commander in chief, but when you speak of leadership, have you heard the kind of leadership that you want to hear on these issues from the president? >> jim, my responsibility is the 4,000 cadets that are going to be officers in the united states air force. and the 230 ckai a debts next year. my responsibility is to teach
them the character they're going to need to be leaders of airmen in the united states air force. and so i want to, i had the to take this opportunity from the incident to remind them of how ambiguous that message needs to be. >> general, thanks very much for your words. but also for your time tonight. >> thank you very much, jim. >> next, anti trump posters on facebook. fighting back tonight against search warrants. they're not happy with administration demands for their personal information. when you have a cold stuff happens. shut down cold symptoms fast with maximum strength alka seltzer plus liquid gels.
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target of the trump administration. his words are strong. he argues his organizing actions were illegal which is why he's fighting this search warrant served on facebook by government lawyers. he's one of three anti-trump facebook users. the government is demanding photos, videos, direct messages, chats, video calls, life streams and credit cards numbers and billing records. >> we should all be shocked, we should all be vigilant and very concerned because this is not what the constitution allows. >> reporter: scott michaelman wants the re-send the warrant or narrow the scope. the account owner estimates 6,000 users liked. more than 200 people were arrested and charged for rioting
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many of us have body images. or we're not inmat with our partner or have experienced some kind of sexual trauma. it's very relatable, i think everyone can benefit from watching it and trying to normalize the conversation about sex. many of us have so much guilt and shame. >> i'm sure a lot of people are going to be watching. you had a long season you touch on a lot of issues. >> we do. sex is our first topic. we explore the roots of america first muslims in the african-american community and we visit a community that is beneath the las vegas strip. it's this world of storm drains inhabited by hundreds of people underneath las vegas. >> that's incredible today. i have no idea that happens in america today. don't miss the season
prepremiere of "this is life" with lisaling. "ac 360" starts right now. good evening i'm anderson cooper coming to you live from san juan puerto rico. in many towns across the island tonight families in puerto rico are waiting. waiting for electricity to be stolen and waiting to get fresh drinking waters and waiting to see what will happen to them and their town and island in the days months, and years ahead. today president trump says relief efforts are going really well, in his words, all things considering. tonight we'll talk to the mayor of san juan, the govern of puerto rico and regular people, americ