Published: Mon, September 17, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Celebrities express outrage after Trump denies 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico

Celebrities express outrage after Trump denies 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico

The fake news media, like CNN, have attacked President Trump for disputing the "scientists" who came up with the 3,000 number.

Trump tweeted at 7:05 p.m. Friday, about four hours after the first reported deaths from Florence were announced, that he visited Puerto Rico last October and was told by officials on the island that 16 people had died. They then compared this baseline to the actual number of deaths, and voila!

President Trump has continued to generate widespread criticism for his comments about the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico a year ago, which he has called an "incredible unsung success".

"If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list", Trump tweeted. The host noted that she abandoned the practice, suggesting that "the bottom of our political discourse" during the Trump era is unreachable.

The Puerto Rican government officially increased the death toll from 64 after a George Washington University study assessed the six-month period after the storm and determined close to 3,000 people died in the hurricane and its aftermath. "If you are a United States citizen, you should be disgusted by this".

"Only Donald Trump could see the tragedy in Puerto Rico and conclude that he is the victim", Sen.

Three dead as Hurricane Florence batters U.S. East Coast
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles. The disaster area was expected to get about as much rain in three days as the 1999 Dennis and Floyd storms dropped in two weeks.

Repeating that no one knows "what the real truth is", Stinchfield said, "I'm there with Donald Trump" when "he calls bogus on the 3,000 deaths".

UPDATE: Gov. Rick Scott, Republican and candidate for U.S. Senate, has weighed in too. Salon notes that nobody corrected him by pointing out that Puerto Rico is a territory of the US. "It wasn't because this president doesn't care about Puerto Rico". "But I don't agree with a lot of stuff that he says about us". "I'll continue to help PR".

"It's actually disrespectful for my country", said Cora, who was wearing a black T-shirt with an image of Puerto Rico on the front.

The study also found that the elderly and low-income Puerto Ricans were the most affected by the storm.

"At the time that this was happening, he was more concerned with National Football League athletes protesting and kneeling then he was concerned about what's going on in the United States", she continued. People had trouble with access to health care and basic necessities like food and water, he said. "I said it and I'll say it again".

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