Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll; blames Democrats

Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll; blames Democrats

President Donald Trump on Thursday dismissed reports of the death toll from Puerto Rico’s hurricane Maria last year rising to 3,000. Trump went onto accusing the Democrats for inflating the death toll to make him look bad. The official death toll from Hurricane Maria was raised last month from 64 to 2975, based on a study ordered by the governor of the US territory.

Lover 1 year

Trump isn't saying 3,000 people didn't die. He's just saying it isn't the storm that killed them, but Puerto Rican goverment corruption and incompetence.

A. K.
A. K. 1 year

I'm sure a lot less people would have died if the Puerto Rican government didn't hoard FEMA supplies, even if that airport runway looked awfully thirsty.

Ognar 1 year

We should cut them loose and let them fend for themselves, Puerto Rico is a waste of US resources!

Plirgles 1 year

Should just make them a state

Dave 1 year does a death toll jump from 64 to nearly 3,000? I mean I know death rolls from natural disasters are often high, but it usually increases gradually as people are uncovered and reports come in. That is a monumental jump.

Billy Breitbart
Billy Breitbart 1 year

It seems that all the blame of the mismanagement of PR electrical system done by the PR government over many years is being blamed on the Trump Administration. I don't buy it.

Pinhead Larry
Pinhead Larry 1 year

In a world wear objective truth becomes conspiracy theory...

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 1 year

Maybe they should have passed out some of the 2000 tonnes of water horded on a runway we tax payers shipped there. I have been there it is not a beauty full island it is a slum of crime, just 2 islands over is a different world.

Amalek 1 year

Another shithole

Lucas Aquino de Assis
Lucas Aquino de Assis 1 year

I find it fascinating how you can see the bias of the articles by their titles... All of the left-wing articles are dissing Trump, while the right-wing ones are trying to justify his shenanigans!

Billy Breitbart
Billy Breitbart 1 year

The Washington Times article reads like it came from the Washington Post, far left.

john doerksen
john doerksen 1 year

I believe it was Hillary who started talking about Obama's birth origin while running against him for president.

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 1 year

OK guess what after a disaster removing the dead is the number 1 thing to do. I has been for 1000 years. Other wise you get plague. So if these democrat fools had trouble counting the dead it only proves how pathetic they are.

Richard Walsh
Richard Walsh 1 year

Of course he does!

Seeth Laemmert
Seeth Laemmert 1 year

Doesn't really seem like it's hard to make him look bad. /shrug

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