Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler & More Respond to Trump's Puerto Rico Tweet

Stephen Colbert, Chelsea Handler & More Respond to Trump's Puerto Rico Tweet

Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen: The Florida Republican had one of the harshest takes. "How could you be so self-centered and try to distort the truth so much?".

One media outlet where Trump was not subjected to scathing criticism for his Hurricane Maria death toll denials, however, was Fox News, according to a report by ShareBlue.

The study from GWU says several factors led to deaths being reported long after the storm had hit.

US President Donald Trump has rejected the widely accepted death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and claimed without citing evidence that "3000 people did not die".

President Trump has lashed out at an independent study that concluded an estimated 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico in the five months after Hurricane Maria struck there previous year. "Then, like magic, '3000 PEOPLE KILLED.' They hired..."

In response to President Trump's tweet, the Milken Institute released a statement saying they stand by their study, calling the 2,975 death toll number "the most accurate and unbiased estimate of excess mortality to date".

He says it is more robust than an earlier study by Harvard University that concluded there could be a death toll ranging anywhere from 793 to 8,498.

"3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico". Apparently taking time out from leading the response to Florence, the president Tweeted five separate times about Maria.

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Chuck Schumer, the Senate Minority leader, said Trump owed an apology to the 3,000 families for "the shameful attack on deceased fellow Americans".

Carmen Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, admitted there were some bureaucratic problems on the island, but she slammed Trump's comments and described them as "despicable" and "adding insult to injury".

Cora said Trump's words were "disrespectful" to his home.

Trump's repugnant lies which aim at politicizing a tragedy that claimed thousands of lives is yet another example of the POTUS trying to play the blame game without any proof. Cruz had earlier described the federal disaster response in the U.S. territory a "despicable act of neglect".

They said about 4,600 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricane from delayed medical care.

This is what is going on: Some "scientists"-read anti-Trump Democratic Party activists-constructed a theoretical baseline of how many deaths would be expected to occur in Puerto Rico during the months after Hurricane Maria".

Trump resurfaced the debate this week when he boasted about his administration's response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

The president, with some justification, has said the situation in Puerto Rico after Maria was exacerbated by the island's remote location and pre-existing infrastructure issues, such as an antiquated power grid.

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