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McCrory likes Puerto Rico, whatever you call it

Updated: Gov. Pat McCrory enthusiastically greeted Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier García Padilla on Sunday morning at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington by remarking what a great country Puerto Rico is -- then quickly recovered and said he knew it wasn't a country, according to a photographer standing nearby

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States, but is not a country or a state.

Press aide Ricky Diaz, who was also there, said it was a brief "lighthearted and private exchange between the two governors," and that McCrory knows Puerto Rico isn't a country.

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