He dramatically paused and then said: "Maybe it's the calm before the storm".
The cash-strapped island's 2035 8% bonds traded down to 32 cents on the dollar last Wednesday, down 12.5 points from the previous day after Trump said the debt had to be wiped out.
The president was talking about Hispanic Heritage Month when he said he'd just been to "Puerhto Rico" and "Porto Rico". While posing for a picture with them and their spouses, Trump had pointed to the room and asked reporters if they knew "what it represents".
He ignored follow up questions and refused to divulge whether he meant North Korea, Iran, Syria or the Islamic State - four entities he had repeatedly attacked on Twitter since become president.
During the event honouring the Hispanic community for its contributions to the US, Trump said: "You teach our children".
Trump also used the speech to praise Hispanic Americans, saying, "Today we're grateful to have more than a quarter of a million Hispanic-Americans serving in our military".
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But he also unwittingly diverted President Trump's attention from North Korea's Kim, who Trump has taken to calling little "Rocket Man".
Bayern Munich appoints Jupp Heynckes as coach for 4th time
The 72-year-old has been named as manager until the end of the season, in his FOURTH spell back at the Bundesliga giants. A stinging 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League led the club to sack Ancelotti last week.
GM to launch new EVs, says future is all-electric
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Iran team arrive in Goa for U-17 World Cup
Last time in Chile in 2015, United States of America failed to emerge from the group stage for the first time since 2001. "October 6, 2017, 8 pm, will be a tremendous occasion for all of us when India playing their first World Cup match".
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their public debut
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Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid
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Uber apologises after losing London licence
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