Trump Denies Revised Death Toll in Puerto Rico...Cue the Outrage

Olive Hawkins
September 14, 2018

But Trump's assertion defies the findings of at least eight different studies that estimated the number of deaths to be at least several hundred, if not more than 1,000.

This is what is going on: Some "scientists"-read anti-Trump Democratic Party activists-constructed a theoretical baseline of how many deaths would be expected to occur in Puerto Rico during the months after Hurricane Maria". On Thursday, Trump insisted in a pair of tweets that the official death toll was concocted by "Democrats" as part of a conspiracy to "make me look as bad as possible". As time went by it did not go up by much. "Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000..." he said, apparently in reference to the official tolls that came out months after the storm. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list.

"The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous".

In January, Cora led a Red Sox delegation to Puerto Rico to distribute aid.

President Trump took issue Thursday with the number of deaths attributable to Hurricane Maria, falsely saying a higher count had been generated by Democrats to "make me look as bad as possible".

"They died because they didn't have power; they died because they couldn't get their meds", Cassidy said. And like I said, hey man, thank you for helping us. "He's an illegitimate president handling this situation in this way".

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President Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies at Calvary Chapel, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, in October. "But I don't agree with a lot of stuff that he says about us".

Puerto Rico has been a United States territory since 1898. "It wasn't because this president doesn't care about Puerto Rico". He also said he was waiting for Trump to respond to a petition to help Puerto Rico complete work on emergency housing restoration programmes and debris removal.

"I think that's too generous", Hostin shot back.

"That's comparing him to Hitler, someone who gasses his own people that starve their people, the orders for thousands of their own people to die", Huntsman responses.

The president has not brought forward any evidence for his claim Democrats falsified the number. Meyers reacted. "Now we know why he's so orange, his brain is just melted pumpkin guts".

"I don't want to comment on what the president said", said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who went on to ask why estimates of the dead had sharply increased over the previous year.

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