Trump rejects Puerto Rico hurricane latest death toll

Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz stands outside of the government center at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum days after Hurricane Maria in San Juan

Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz stands outside of the government center at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum days after Hurricane Maria in San Juan

This is San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, responding to Trump.

As the United States braces itself for Hurricane Florence, it seems Trump is still determined to make people believe he did a great job during Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Maria killed 2,975 people in Puerto Rico, a long-awaited independent investigation by George Washington University into the 2017 storm concluded last month.

Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electricity grid, leaving the island largely without power for weeks and crippling its health care system. "But in reality, it is much worse than we could have imagined".

Top Republicans broke from Trump's assessment. "That's not - so I have no reason to dispute these numbers".

"This is a devastating storm that hit an isolated island". I toured the entire island.

"It's my family, and it was my home for a long time", Cassidy said. "It's just what happened". But it wasn't only the mayor who criticized Trump. "The loss of any life is tragic". "I'll continue to help PR", he tweeted.

In fact, the President has instead sought praise for his handling of Hurricane Maria, saying earlier this week that it was "an incredible, unsung success". The inability to provide a reliable death count seemed, to many critics, to echo the dysfunction apparent in the island's lack of preparation or any swift, effective response from the local and federal governments.

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Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rosselló, on August 28, hiked the number of fatalities from Hurricane Maria to 2,975. You should not be just having a parade of self-accolades. "If you want people to take your message seriously maybe have higher production quality than a mid-level YouTube star... We should all have done more", Cruz told CNN's Anderson Cooper later Tuesday evening. "May God bless the souls of the almost 3,000 Americans that died in Puerto Rico and may he take pity on your soul Mr. President". If the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria is any indication, we have a long way to go. "I said it and I'll say it again". The one thing for sure, the Red Sox helped, [so did] the Cubs, the Pirates, the Houston Astros, there's a lot of people in the States that are still helping us.

"You know, 3,000, six, 18". He said because the base is a restricted zone, he's not able to get there.

Members of both parties on Capitol Hill disagreed with the president's statements.

President Donald Trump is notorious for making false claims and denying any set of information that makes him look bad - even if it's from his own government.

The Republican president suggested the hurricane death toll was artificially boosted by adding those who had passed away from natural causes such as old age.

"I spent a [sic] 5 days volunteering in Puerto Rico several months after the Hurricanes", Cox wrote.

The 3,000 number is an approximation from a George Washington University study that estimated how many "excess deaths" occurred as a outcome of Hurricane Maria, rather than as a result of the normal life cycle on the island.

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