Trump Tweets: Takes issue with reports about death toll in Puerto Rico following 2017 hurricanes

BY TRACY MATHESON / SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 /

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President Donald Trump posted two tweets on Thursday morning in which he addressed statistics that the media have reported regarding the number of deaths associated with hurricanes Irma and Maria that struck Puerto Rico in 2017.

“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000. 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. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!” Trump tweeted.

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