Trump Rejects Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Report

Trump Rejects Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Report

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018 .This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora addressed President Donald Trump's comments on Thursday after the President tweeted he doubted the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit previous year. Trump dismissed the findings Thursday, tweeting: "If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list". His ally, Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló, also attacked Trump, saying, "No relationship between a colony and the federal government can ever be called "successful" because Puerto Ricans lack certain inalienable rights enjoyed by our fellow Americans in the states".

The George Washington University study, requested by the governor of Puerto Rico, examined an unusually long period of time following the storm in an attempt to detect the hurricane's lingering, indirect effects on mortality.

Puerto Rico's government-led by a governor with the island's pro-statehood party who is also a Democrat-faced criticism for almost a year after the hurricane that it drastically undercounted the number of fatalities caused by Maria.

"This is what denial following neglect looks like: Mr Pres in the real world people died on your watch".

"I don't think that's fair", said Huntsman, who added she also didn't think it was fair to compare Trump's action's to those of a dictator, something that was mentioned on the previous day's show. That statement ignored the difficulty of counting deaths after the hurricane decimated the island's infrastructure.

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Trump sparked controversy earlier Thursday when he tweeted that the estimated 3,000 death toll was intentionally inflated by Democrats.

Puerto Rico finally accepted the conclusion of an independent report on hurricane-related deaths, conducted by George Washington University, last month.

Puerto Rico was recovering from Hurricane Irma before Hurricane Maria hit in September 2017, destroying roads and bridges and leaving much of the Caribbean island without electricity for months. Rossello officially updated the island's death toll with the new information.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a Democrat who has sparred with the president, tweeted that "Trump is so vain he thinks this is about him". I hate talking about politics and all that.

Trump's praise on Twitter for his handling of the government's recovery operations on Puerto Rico came after he told reporters that the rescue effort there was an "incredible, unsung success".