REPORT: Ocasio-Cortez responds to Trump’s comments on Puerto Rico death toll with personal story

BY KAT SHEPHERD / SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 /

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Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned President Trump in a tweet with a personal twist after he accused Democrats of inflating the death toll numbers in Puerto Rico from last year’s hurricane season.

In a tweet directed at the president, Ocasio-Cortez, who is Latina, talked about how her grandfather died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, becoming one of the “uncounted” deaths to which she claimed thousands of Puerto Ricans can attest.

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“My own grandfather died in the aftermath of the storm. Uncounted,” she said. “Thousands of Puerto Ricans have similar stories. They have lost children, friends, & family members.”

Ocasio-Cortez has talked about her grandfather dying the aftermath of Maria previously. She tweeted about it in November, lamenting how she thought the federal government wasn’t doing a good enough job to help return power to the entire island.

On Thursday she promoted her support for Sens. Bernie Sanders’ $146 billion Puerto Rico recovery plan.

“Instead of finger-pointing, INVEST in the Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico + just transition to renewable energy,” she said in her tweet.

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3 Comments

  1. Sissy September 13th, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Lady Dem get your facts together. Your story is personal but 3000 is still NOT correct.

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  2. Lanette Hei September 13th, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Not to mention that Adminstration long before The Storm ,had let the Infastructure of the Island with a Electric Grid that was in terrible condition. Corruption and lack of Politicans not getting it taken care of for years. The Government in Puerto Rico was not doing their Job. When Trump was running for the Election he was the one that complained about failing Infastructure in America, and he was bashed for even saying that by a whole lot of People,who thought he was running down America by saying that. Even Hillary said he had a dark message about America , and it was horrible to say that. So look into facts before emotions. If I had a Grandfather over there And knew how bad the Electrical system was in Puerto Rico, I would have made sure he was safe by buying him Generator for Backup. He is living on a Island where there are many Storms and was known for a bad electrical System. Did you visit him and ever check out what was needed to keep him safe before this ever happened. Would sure like to have more facts then what you are stating?

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  3. Cindy September 13th, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    You are wrong,CHECK YOUR FACTS

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