Sunday, 26 May, 2019

Puerto Rican Officials Slam Trump for Claiming Response to Maria Was "Success"

Massive stockpile of bottled water found in Puerto Rico a year after Maria Donald Trump says Hurricane Maria’s Puerto Rico death toll is a ploy to make him “look bad”
Sandy Nunez | 14 September, 2018, 14:57

When pressed on the tweets, Cornyn grew frustrated. It's time to declare the White House a disaster area and take the appropriate constitutional measures to rescue the republic from Trump's flagrant mismanagement and appalling misconduct. That statement ignored the difficulty of counting deaths after the hurricane decimated the island's infrastructure. "That is just what happened".

She also said Trump was trying to bully Puerto Rico with his tweets and called him "delusional, paranoid, and unhinged from any sense of reality". 'I think Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success, ' he claimed. Why, Carlson asked, was Daniels working at strip clubs with people "throwing things at her" while Avenatti was on TV wearing $1,000 suits? He said he wants to find out more about what the numbers are, and thinks Congress should look into it.

A sweeping report from George Washington University released last month estimated there were 2,975 "excess deaths" in the six months after the storm made landfall in Puerto Rico in September 2017.

Previous reports from the Puerto Rican government said the number was closer to 1400.

"We will never apologize for erring on the side of having too much of a commodity in a place, because that's what we're supposed to do", he said. The study was based on a statistical model that subtracted the number of people who, in theory, should have died over the same time period as Hurricane Maria from the number of people who actually died during that time.

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Mr. Trump added: "This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico".

Rarest of all was direct criticism. Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who represents South Florida and is retiring from Congress, took the lonely route of rebuking Trump.

Dr. Carlos Santos-Burgoa - the lead researcher on the study and a well-known expert in global health, particularly Latin America - told the AP that the initial figure of 64 deaths reflected only people whose death certificates cited the storm.

Sen. Marco Rubio, who ran against Trump for president, said that "even tragedy" is politicized these days. The U.S. Government Accountability Office subsequently found numerous failures on the part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including a lack of trained personnel, equipment and supplies in Puerto Rico.

Rossello said Puerto Ricans "do not deserve to have their pain questioned" and backed the study.