Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico

Trump rejects Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico

On Tuesday, Trump described the hurricane as "tremendously big and tremendously wet", and praised the government's maligned response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico past year.

The president, criticizing Puerto Rico for having aging infrastructure before the storm that exacerbated problems with the energy grid, added that "we've gotten a lot of receptivity, a lot of thanks for the job we've done in Puerto Rico". "Texas, we have been given A-plusses for".

The Twitterverse is seething with rage as President Trump is calling the Puerto Rico body into question while calling it a Democrat conspiracy. Florida, we've been given A-plusses for.

"The historical relationship between Puerto Rico and Washington is unfair and un-American". Bahmonde said they don't track specific shipments of water bottles so it's not clear when they were delivered or what became of the bottles after the delivery.

"The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous", he continued.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly told CBS News correspondent David Begnaud that it provided the water to the central government in response to Hurricane Maria in 2017, but it is unclear what kept the water from being distributed.

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On Tuesday, Abdiel Santana posted images to Facebook that purportedly shows hundreds of thousands of water bottles on thousands of pallets on a runway at a former naval base in Ceiba.

"If [FEMA] put that water on that runway there will be hell to pay", an unnamed senior FEMA official told CBS.

While defending the handling of the previous storm, he urged caution in regards to the new one bearing down on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. "We are sparing no expense. We are totally prepared".

"My teams knew about it but first they will say, "no we cannot use them, ' months later water was no good for human consumption", he tweeted".

"They haven't seen anything like what's coming at us in 25, 30 years, maybe ever", Trump said of the states in the storm's path.

Florence is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps up to three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas. North and SC and Virginia ordered mass evacuations along the coast.

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