Trump declares thousands of deaths in Puerto Rico fake news

Massive stockpile of bottled water found in Puerto Rico a year after Maria

CNN political commentator and frequent Trump critic Ana Navarro unloaded on the president's tweets regarding the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria past year.

'3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, ' the president tweeted. "He has a golf club in North Carolina and a winery in Virginia, so maybe the American people in those states will get more of the president's help than my fellow Puerto Ricans did".

Conducted by George Washington University, the study Trump is attempting to discredit as a Democratic plot was commissioned by the Puerto Rican government, which revised its earlier Hurricane Maria death toll to 2,975 after the study was published in August. The goal? To make him look bad, of course! "Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000".

Red Sox manager Alex Cora addressed President Donald Trump's comments on Thursday after the President tweeted he doubted the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit a year ago. It's also a story I had to push aside Thursday morning as President Donald Trump denied via Twitter that close to 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico after the storm, despite an independent analysis by researchers at George Washington University showing otherwise. "Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!" he wrote.

Below is a list of studies that have estimated the death toll there.

At the end of August, the island government raised the official death toll to approximately 2,975 after maintaining for almost a year that 64 people had died as a result of the storm.

He said it was "not helpful" for either the president or one of his chief critics on the administration's response, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, "to be talking about it in a political way".

Trump, who has struggled to express public empathy at times of national crises, sparked outrage during his post-Maria visit when he feuded with the San Juan mayor and tossed paper towels to victims like he was shooting baskets. Cora called Trump's attempt to downplay the deaths caused by Hurricane Maria "disrespectful", according to the Boston Globe. We've seen conflicting information associated with the process of coming up with a realistic accounting of how many people died during and after the storm. Trump didn't think it was accurate.

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

"The moment is not to have political bickering or to argue about other things that are not important, but rather to focus on the pain and remember those who lost their lives and focus on rebuilding the future", the governor added.

Maria devastated the island in September 2017 and knocked out the entire electricity grid.

Rosselló told CNN on Thursday that the Puerto Rican government is "confident" in the results of the study and that he has no reason to believe the estimate was part of an effort by Democrats to undermine the President.

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Stephen Lawson said DeSantis "has always worked to help the Puerto Rican community", and the former congressman representing Volusia and Flagler counties held a House oversight hearing earlier this year to identify deficiencies in the federal response to Hurricane Maria. And New Orleans was far more accessible than the mountainous island of Puerto Rico.

"The aftereffects, people don't talk about that", he said.

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