Donald Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico, blames Democrats

Donald Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico, blames Democrats

Donald Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico, blames Democrats

As Hurricane Florence gets closer and closer to the southeastern U.S., Trump is defending his administration's handling of the events a year ago after Hurricane Maria.

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.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico past year was an "unsung success" and "incredibly successful". If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. "Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!" he wrote.

Puerto Rico's government last month updated the death toll to 2,975 from an initial estimate of 64.

The risk of dying during the storm or in its aftermath was 60 percent higher for Puerto Ricans living in the poorest areas, they found.

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

"YOUR LACK OF RESPECT IS APPALLING!" the mayor continued.

None of this gives us any confidence in how Trump will respond to Hurricane Florence's landfall, which is projected to hit somewhere along the Carolina coast later this week. You never know, but we know.

Well in the wake of these comments, TMZ caught up with Fat Joe, who's actually been very vital in the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and asked him what he thought about Trump's comments, to which he called him "delusional".

"If (Trump) doesn't learn from his mistakes, he's going to make them again and people are going to continue to die".

In comparison, the death toll from 2005's Hurricane Katrina - the costliest hurricane in USA history - was far lower, and estimated at 1,833.

Though the official death toll was changed in August, reports by other academic institutions and newspapers estimated the death toll was in the thousands as early as December 2017.

President Donald Trump heaped lavish praise Tuesday on his own administration's response to Hurricane Maria, a devastating storm that left almost 3,000 people dead and residents of Puerto Rico without power for months.

We are totally prepared. It was commissioned by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, and was conducted by experts at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health.

President Trump on Wednesday said Hurricane Florence, a powerful Category 4 storm barreling toward the East Coast, is "even bigger" than officials expected and warned residents to "get out of its way".

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