Donald Trump Blames Hurricane Maria Death Toll On Democrats And "Old Age"

Howard TerrySep 13, 2018

Trump said Wednesday that his administration is prepared for Hurricane Florence, a storm barrelling toward the Carolina coastline, and insisted that his administration's widely panned response to the devastation in Puerto Rico a year ago was an 'unappreciated great job'.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly told the CBS News correspondent David Begnaud that it provided the water to the central government in response to Hurricane Maria in 2017, but it is unclear what kept the water from being distributed.

On Thursday, CNN's Alisyn Camerota joined the chorus of critics pushing back on Donald Trump's claim that the Hurricane Maria body count in Puerto Rico was manufactured by Democrats.

Rossello called Hurricane Maria "the worst natural disaster in our modern history" and said work still remained before they could move on to other stages of recovery.

A study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government and released in late August found almost 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico in the wake of the storm.

'Mr Trump you can try and bully us with your tweets BUT WE KNOW OUR LIVES MATTER.

The President praised the job FEMA and law enforcement did in Puerto Rico as "an incredible, unsung success". Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, is expected to hit North Carolina with the potential for 130 miles per hour winds, a massive storm surge and heavy rains late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Presumably, few Puerto Rico residents, many of whom were without electricity or even water for months, were contacted during that poll.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that the incoming storm is "looking even bigger than anticipated", urging those in the hurricane's path to "get out of its way".

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

Puerto Rico's governor raised the US territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 after an independent study found the number of people who succumbed in the aftermath had been severely undercounted.

"Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000", he said in a tweet Thursday morning as Carolinians prepared to be pummeled by Hurricane Florence. The bottles were part of relief efforts after the devastating hurricane ripped through the USA territory. @FEMA has had/known about this water - as have many of us here in Puerto Rico - since early 2018.

"Puerto Rico got hit not with one hurricane, but with two".

Carlos Mercader, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, outlined in a statement what he saw as FEMA's missteps in handling the water bottles.

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