Fury over Donald Trump dismissing Puerto Rico hurricane death toll

Donald Trump says Hurricane Maria’s Puerto Rico death toll is a ploy to make him “look bad”

After Donald Trump took to his Twitter account on Thursday morning to deny the official death toll from Hurricane Maria, as Inquisitr reported, which slammed into Puerto Rico nearly exactly one year ago, outraged reaction poured in not only on social media, but from politicians and journalists as well, with even one Republican congresswoman slamming Trump for his "warped mind". As time went by it did not go up by much. They then compared this baseline to the actual number of deaths, and voila!

Despite significant evidence showing almost 3,000 people were killed in the devastating storm a year ago, Trump tweeted that the official death toll was a political scheme, two days after he was sharply criticised for saying the government had an "unsung success" in its response to Maria.

But Mr Trump wrote on Twitter: "3,000 people did not die in the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico".

It was conducted by the nonpartisan George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health.

"Although you don't believe it... nearly a million boxes of water that were never delivered to the villages", posted Abdiel Santana, a photographer working for a Puerto Rican state police agency who took the pictures.

Trump insisted on Twitter that Democrats inflated the death toll "related to Hurricane Maria" to score political points against him. "It was devastating. It was a awful storm".

Trump tweeted Thursday morning about how the death toll had been exaggerated.

Cora indicated that the Puerto Rican people are continuing their efforts to a return to normalcy. At the time, the White House did not dispute the numbers.

Thursday, Stewart's spokeswoman, Daryn Frischknecht, said the congressman "doesn't have anything to add to the conversation" about the president's assessment of the death toll.

"This study, commissioned by the Government of Puerto Rico, was carried out with complete independence and freedom from any kind of interference", the university said in a statement.

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But Ryan said, "Casualties don't make a person look bad".

Hurricane Maria and Irma hit Puerto Rico a year ago and knocked out power in the USA territory for months.

In January, Cora led a Red Sox delegation to Puerto Rico to distribute aid. "It's just what happened". Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!'

But Trump said he believes this "was one of the best jobs that's ever been done with respect to what this is all about".

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosello said in a statement this week that Maria was "the worst natural disaster in our modern history".

"We left this analysis to the scientists and experts, recognising that there would be many challenges, because we wanted to have a powerful and independent voice to minimise the uncertainty", he said in a video on Facebook.

The findings were embraced by the government of Puerto Rico as the study was released. The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching.

Earlier this week, Donald Trump declared his administration's response to Hurricane Maria an "incredible, unsung success". Brock on Thursday said that "if we made mistakes with the way a program was run, then we'll work.to get this corrected".

"I hate that people are making it a political issue".

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