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Trump turns back to Maria, falsely says Dems inflated toll

Trump turns back to Maria, falsely says Dems inflated toll

The Republican president said Democrats had inflated the number of dead in Puerto Rico "in order to make me look as bad as possible" but he did not provide evidence.

"I have no reason to dispute those numbers", he added.

Today I was supposed to write about how children in Puerto Rico are still struggling to overcome the trauma of Hurricane Maria, their lives completely changed by the loved ones they lost and the destruction they faced in the aftermath of the storm. "This was a awful storm".

Things were further complicated because I arrived on the island with a cold, which quickly turned into a respiratory infection that landed me in a makeshift emergency room at a San Juan shelter.

Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority leader, said Trump owed an apology to the 3,000 families for "the shameful attack on deceased fellow Americans". Federal response according to Trump in Puerto Rico a success?

'When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. "That is just what happened".

The statement Thursday is in response to President Donald Trump's tweet rejecting the study's conclusion. He also trafficked in racist stereotypes about lazy Latinos by suggesting that people in Puerto Rico "want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort". "So that's the number we should accept but we also should not play politics on either side of this", Sen.

Puerto Rico's governor raised the U.S. territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 after an independent study found the number of people who died in the aftermath had been severely under-counted.

She added, "And I hope all those Puerto Ricans and all those people who know Puerto Ricans in Florida, or who like Puerto Ricans who are mad as Hell at this tweet, remember that the deadline to register to vote in Florida.is October ninth". "I'll continue to help PR". I've been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand. I hate talking about politics and all that.

"He knows that his base is not watching us right now", Powers said, noting Trump's only focus is his base.

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The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, isn't even a Democrat - he's a member of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party.

"We made a lot of changes in real time in addition to the high-level efforts that we learned through our after-action process".

Estimates of direct deaths in a hurricane typically include those caused by drowning in a storm surge or another event that occurs while the storm is taking place. So all of those deaths-whether caused by cancer, vehicle accidents, or whatever-are attributed to the hurricane.

Instances of people unable to obtain critical food, water and medicine were widely reported as well.

George Washington University stood by the science behind its findings, calling the figure of 2,975 deaths "the most accurate and unbiased estimate of excess mortality to date".

"We deserve and expect more from someone who holds the highest office in our country", Nelson said in statement.

At least one other Republican said he agreed with Trump that Democrats were taking advantage of natural disasters for political gain.

For Mary Cassidy, the president is trying to make himself look better, while Puerto Rico is still a humanitarian crisis. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said.

He claimed that the death count during last year's disaster has been overblown with one clear goal in mind - to discredit him as Hurricane Florence is reaching mainland US's East Coast.

"He's doing so much harm", she said.


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