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A flag of Puerto Rico is seen on a damaged house in Yabucoa, in the east of Puerto Rico, on September 28, 2017.
The US island territory, working without electricity, is struggling to dig out and clean up from its disastrous brush with hurricane Maria, blamed for at least 33 deaths across the Caribbean. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
A flag of Puerto Rico is seen on a damaged house in Yabucoa, in the east of Puerto Rico, on September 28, 2017.
The US island territory, working without electricity, is struggling to dig out and clean up from its disastrous brush with hurricane Maria, blamed for at least 33 deaths across the Caribbean. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL        (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Why Trump can't just erase Puerto Rico's debt

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Why Trump can't just erase Puerto Rico's debt

President Trump raised the prospect of wiping out Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt, but he doesn't have a magic wand to wave. He does have the bully pulpit, though. Richard Quest explains how that could help Puerto Rico's debt problem.

Why Trump can't just erase Puerto Rico's debt

President Trump raised the prospect of wiping out Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt, but he doesn't have a magic wand to wave. He does have the bully pulpit, though. Richard Quest explains how that could help Puerto Rico's debt problem.