Pres. Trump To Visit Areas Affected By Florence

Possibly Millions Of Water Bottles Meant For Hurricane Maria Victims Left On Tarmac In Puerto Rico

Possibly Millions Of Water Bottles Meant For Hurricane Maria Victims Left On Tarmac In Puerto Rico

"3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico", Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

The 3,000 figure comes from a report commissioned by the government in Puerto Rico and published by the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health last month. "It's an isolated island that lost its infrastructure and power for a long time, you couldn't get to people for a long time".

Trump approvingly quoted Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera's Tweet saying the botched response was not entirely Trump's fault on Friday night. This number included deaths that were indirectly related to the storm.

"They say all these people died in the storm in Puerto Rico, yet 70% of power was out before the storm".

Cora's comments came as the USA braces for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to cause heavy damage as it slams into the Carolinas this week. But Trump, whose efforts to help the island territory recover have been persistently criticized, has repeatedly questioned that number over the last couple of days. "But you know it's a little bit kind of like frustrating that the topic keeps coming and coming and coming".

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

"Hey, man, thank you for helping us". In seeking to assure Americans that his government is prepared for the storm, Trump has also tried to defend his administration's response to Hurricane Maria, calling it an "unsung success".

"Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!" he tweeted.

Possibly Millions Of Water Bottles Meant For Hurricane Maria Victims Left On Tarmac In Puerto Rico

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who is also retiring, said: "There is no reason to dispute these numbers". On Twitter he said "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico".

President Donald Trump plans to visit the areas affected by Hurricane Florence next week, according to the Washington Post, citing White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. He's talking about the one a year ago because he's been tweeting a lot about how good a job he did responding to Hurricane Maria that decimated Puerto Rico last year, resulting in the death of nearly 3,000 American citizens.

Here are five Trump critics who have had angry reactions to the president's clueless remarks on Puerto Rico's death toll.

Researchers, if not Trump, have blamed Maria and aftermath for almost 3K deaths that followed in Puerto Rico.

In his segment, Dobbs then went on to assert that the president was accurate, even though Trump did not provide any evidence for his claims.

It was that number on which Puerto Rican authorities based their official tally.

Rossello is a leader of the island's pro-statehood New Progressive Party, which aligns with Republicans, while Cruz is from the Popular Democratic Party, whose members affiliate with the Democratic Party.