WASHINGTON | Trump disputes estimate of Puerto Rico storm deaths

14Sep - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



WASHINGTON | Trump disputes estimate of Puerto Rico storm deaths

WASHINGTON — As Hurricane Florence bore down on the U.S. on Thursday, President Donald Trump angrily churned up the devastating storm of a year earlier, disputing the official death count from Hurricane Maria and falsely accusing Democrats of inflating the Puerto Rican toll to make him “look as bad as possible.”

Public health experts have estimated that nearly 3,000 perished because of the effects of Maria. But Trump, whose efforts to help the island territory recover have been persistently criticized, was having none of that.

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