The federal government and charities have provided tremendous resources to Puerto Rico, and we are proud of the hard work of the local citizens and leaders, federal responders and volunteers who risked their own lives to pitch in and help.
Trump caused outrage this week when he said without any evidence the 3,000 death toll was a move by Democrats to make him look "as bad as possible". He made similar remarks in appearances on NBC's Meet the Press and CBS' Face the Nation.
"In my opinion, what we've got to do is figure out why people die, from direct deaths, which is the wind, the water and the waves" and collapsed buildings, which he probably was that initial tally.
The George Washington University, however, stands by the number it quoted and has mentioned that there are no doubts regarding the authenticity of the study.
Debris near damaged homes from Hurricane Maria in San Isidro, Puerto Rico, on October 15, 2017. "It was the worst humanitarian crisis in modern American history, and many, many people impacted by this storm point to government inaction as the cause of death".
"You might see more deaths indirectly occur as time goes on, because people have heart attacks due to stress, they fall off their house trying to fix their roof, they die in auto crashes because they went through an intersection where the stoplights weren't working".
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The storm is expected to linger over the Carolinas as it continues to dump rain over the region.
She said her grandfather was in a medical facility in Puerto Rico and "passed away in the middle of the night" after the storm.
Trump did not claim the count included every person who died on the island in the ensuing six months.
"Rick Scott, running for senate in Florida and Ron DeSantis, running for the governorship of Florida both instantly took the side against the man who is pushing their candidacies without any reason, without any skeptical judgment, without any analysis without knowledge of the facts, and sided with those who wanted to go with the highest number, irrespective of whether they were based in reality or fact or anything close to reason", Dobbs said. "They have lost children, friends, & family members", Ocasio-Cortez wrote. They are our elderly.
Long's comments come days after reports emerged that he was under investigation by a federal watchdog for misusing government vehicles for personal use.
On Sunday, Long acknowledged that he is being investigated but denied that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has asked for his resignation. "I have never made - I would never intentionally violate any rules that I was aware of".