According to him, a total number of 16,601 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricanes that hit the islands. Sober as the New York Times is in reporting Trump's latest big lie, it still represents in characterizing him how low we've sunk.
Trump's theory that few people had died when he left the island is false.
On Tuesday, when asked if there were lessons to be learned from the 2017 storm ahead of this year's hurricane season, Trump called the response to Maria "one of the best jobs that's ever been done with respect to what this is all about".
This is not the first time Trump has tried to downplay the catastrophic hurricane, during his visit to the island soon after Maria hit, Trump said Puerto Ricans should be thankful it wasn't a "real catastrophe" like Hurricane Katrina.
Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport - almost a year after the deadly storm, according to a report.
Trump tweeted Thursday morning about how the death toll had been exaggerated.
The Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates, in differing tones, also separated themselves from Trump's statement. Elizabeth Warren of MA that there have been 2,431 applications for funeral assistance from Puerto Rico, as of July 30.
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Duke Energy Corp expected between 25 percent and 75 percent of its 4 million customers would lose power in the Carolinas. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper predicted tens of thousands of homes and businesses would be flooded in his state.
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Ryan said the numbers were "a function of a devastating storm that hit an isolated island", and added, "that's no one's fault".
"We left this analysis to the scientists and experts, recognising that there would be many challenges, because we wanted to have a powerful and independent voice to minimise the uncertainty", he said in a video on Facebook.
Santana, who works as a photographer with the Puerto Rican state police, told CBS News he took the photographs because he is frustrated to see them still sitting there.
Trump was torn apart online for his tweets. The drastic increase gave critics opportunity to skewer the Trump White House for their supposed inaction.
"I hate that people make it a political issue", Cora said before Thursday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. "It was devastated. This was a frightful storm", he said. I toured the entire island.
Governor Ricardo Rosselló also responded to the tweets, telling CNN "there is no reason to doubt the validity of these studies, there is no reason to expect that, even though it is an estimate, that it's not far away from the accurate toll should be".