Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico

Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico

The mayor of Ceiba, Angel Cruz Ramos, told CNN he's grateful for the generosity, but believes that too much water was delivered at the wrong time. Then, a long time later, they began to report large numbers, like 3000...,' one tweet reads. Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs, his campaign's Puerto Rico outreach chair.

Today, President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter (big surprise) about a pretty horrific statistic.

The estimate, released along with the report last month, was a far higher number than the government's official death toll count of 64. Much of the U.S. territory was without power for weeks.

He accused Democrats of inflating the official death toll to "make me look as bad as possible". "This was a frightful storm". I toured the entire island.

"I cannot assure you that all the water is good", he said.

"Those are just the facts of what happens", Ryan added.

There is a lot of blame to go around for the situation that Puerto Rico found itself in before Maria hit. "The loss of any life is tragic", Scott continued, "the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching". "I'll continue to help PR".

Trump reignited the controversy around the US government's management of the disaster when he said Tuesday it was an "incredible, unsung success". Still, Trump was unwilling to admit that more needed to be done by the federal government.

Trump, who famously DVRs news programs for later viewing, must have finally caught up with the controversy caused by comments he made on Tuesday in which he said his response to Hurricane Maria was "tremendous".

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"In a humanitarian crisis, you should not be grading yourself". I know he probably doesn't feel that way.

She says the president is tone deaf to peoples' suffering.

The agency didn't ship the bottles back to the United States for use in future disasters when they were no longer needed because that was "cost prohibitive", Bahamonde said. "The time and heat has made it bad", he added. We are committed to the health of the population.

"Look, there was probably nothing we could do to save every life on the island".

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora expressed frustration Thursday when asked about President Donald Trump downplaying the number of people who died in the aftermath of a hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico one year ago, calling the President's tweets "disrespectful". "Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!" he wrote.

President Trump pushed a new conspiracy theory that the hurricane death counts in Puerto Rico are false. The survey was commissioned by the Puerto Rican government.

Puerto Rico's governor raised the USA territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 after an independent study found the number of people who succumbed in the aftermath had been severely undercounted. "Let's just go in and fix it", Stewart said.

He claimed the Democrats were behind the figure in order to politically discredit him.

Trump's controversial remarks sparked a rare bipartisan backlash, with even some members of his own party echoing the condemnation from Democratic opposition leaders.

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