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Trump ignited bonfires on the number of hurricane-related deaths in Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria is killed in the way of 2.975 in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is the largest hurricane death toll in the last century in the USA, Steve Harrigan.

President Trump came under heavy criticism on Thursday, after the official conclusion that almost 3000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year’s hurricane Maria and instead blames the Democrats for inflating the numbers, to see him “as bad as possible refused.”

As hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas, Trump ignited fresh controversy over his management of the response to the storm of category 4, crashed in the U.S. territory last September. Trump visited the island in early October to assess the situation, amid widespread criticism of the recovery efforts.

“When I had left the island, AFTER the storm hit, they had cases anywhere from 6 to 18 death. With the time, it wasn’t much. Then, long time later, they began to report very large numbers, such as 3000,” Trump tweeted.

He added: “This was by the Democrats, to me as bad as possible, if I can successfully billions of dollars to lift for the reconstruction of Puerto Rico.”

3000 people died in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. As I left the island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had cases anywhere from 6 to 18 death. With the time, it wasn’t much. Then, long time later, they began to report very large numbers, such as 3000…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018

…..This was from the Democrats, to me as bad as possible, if I can successfully billions of dollars to lift for the reconstruction of Puerto Rico. When a person died, for some reason, such as age, you can add them to the list. Bad Policy. I Love Puerto Rico!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018

Puerto Rico ‘ s Governor last month, picked up Maria, the official numbers of victims of 64 on the way from 2.975, according to an independent study found that the number of people died in the sultry aftermath of severely under counted. Earlier reports from the Puerto Rican government said the number was closer to 1,400.

Trump’s tweets come on the heels of his defense at the beginning of this week, his administration, the response to last year’s hurricane was quick to the of the Democratic legislators, with Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill sharply criticized., Calling the President “delusional” and not “empathy” or ” basic human decency.”

“Although the President dropped the ball, he is now a victory dance in the end zone,” Gutierrez, whose parents are from Puerto Rico, said in a speech on the House floor. “Or should we the death zone call it?”

.@RepGutierrez on Puerto Rico: “although the President dropped the ball, he has a victory dance is now doing in the end zone. Or should we the death zone call it?” pic.twitter.com/AeaFlXVUJr

— CSPAN (@cspan) September 13, 2018

Trump’s comments also drew swift condemnation from elected officials and residents of the island, where power outages remain common than 60,000 apartments, temporary roofs and 13 percent of the municipalities still have a stable phone or internet lack of service.

Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in a Facebook post, in Spanish, “to be the victims of Puerto Rico, and the people in Puerto Rico, in General, deserves to be questioned about their pain.”

San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a Democrat, has tweeted sparred with Trump on several occasions that “Trump is so insecure that he thinks this is about him. NO, IT IS NOT.”

In New York, the largest Puerto Rican population in the mainland United States, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called out Trump’s tweets “a disgusting insult to the families of those who died.”

“The President is lying, to cover up the world with his abdication of the duty of the people in Puerto Rico,” Cuomo said in a statement. “You can no rules about the conspiracy theory. The American people — which, Yes, Mr President, includes Puerto-Ricans — you deserve better.”

Even the members of the trump card of his own party were quick to distance the President’s tweet, and pull back the topic to the impending arrival of hurricane Florence.

Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., the numbers of those who died said that he has “no reason to,”.

“These are just the facts of what happened,” Ryan added. “That’s not really the fault. It’s what happened.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., said he was unsure about the number of fatalities in Puerto Rico and the question of whether the loss of life afterwards was the “result of the hurricane itself, or inability to food or water.”

Graham, whose state sees, carry the brunt of the hurricane Florence, in the impact, added: “I think it is a tragedy that someone dies by a natural disaster. The President has really good to help, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, buy I don’t the idea that the President is indifferent to our friends in Puerto Rico. I’m not buying, but I think we can learn from the mistakes that were made in Puerto Rico.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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