President Trump has asked top advisers ways he can limit federal spending going to Puerto Rico, saying it is "ridiculous" how much money is going to food stamp recipients on the island, senior administration officials told The Washington Post in a Monday report. Trump first asked how to keep money from going to Puerto Rico during a Feb. 22 meeting in the Oval Office, the officials said. After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, the federal government gave extra food stamp aid to the island. Congress missed its deadline this month to reauthorize food stamp aid, and about 1.3 million people in Puerto Rico saw a reduction in their benefits.

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