San Juan mayor dismisses Trump's 'unsung success' view of Maria response

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The Hot Topics table was sacked up this morning on "The View", as the show dove into President Donald Trump's latest tweets saying a report on the death toll in Puerto Rico was inflated to make him look bad.

"As time went by it did not go up by much", Trump wrote. They then compared this baseline to the actual number of deaths, and voila!

In a latest fit of fury, Trump successfully enraged millions of Americans by claiming the nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by two back-to-back hurricanes were fake news.

"I disagree with @POTUS- an independent study said thousands were lost and Gov. Rosselló agreed".

Gutierrez conceded that "the massive power of the storm was compounded by decades of neglect from Washington", which he said "didn't happen overnight and didn't happen on President Trump's watch".

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) slammed Trump, saying it's shameful that he would try to make the deaths of almost 3,000 American citizens into "a story about himself and his political fortunes".

Had the GWU researchers done what Trump claimed they did - attributing any death to Maria - the six-month death toll from the hurricane would have been 16,608. The one thing for sure, the Red Sox helped, [so did] the Cubs, the Pirates, the Houston Astros, there's a lot of people in the States that are still helping us.

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Hurricane Florence is the first major test of the Federal Emergency Management Agency since its much-criticized response to Maria, which caused devastation when it struck Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm a year ago. Elizabeth Warren of MA that there have been 2,431 applications for funeral assistance from Puerto Rico, as of July 30.

Trump weighed in on Puerto Rico as his administration was bracing for Hurricane Florence, a unsafe Category 2 storm expected to soon blast the Carolinas with wind, rain and storm surge. Those were not needed during the response phase and were not distributed by the governor of Puerto Rico or FEMA for that reason'.

President Donald Trump is notorious for making false claims and denying any set of information that makes him look bad - even if it's from his own government.

The president argued the report puts the death tolls of 3,000 was done by Democrats to make him look bad.

"And I gotta say, man, thank you for helping us". The university study accounted for Puerto Ricans who succumbed to the stifling heat and other aftereffects of the storm and had not been previously counted in official figures. Brock on Thursday said that "if we made mistakes with the way a program was run, then we'll work.to get this corrected".

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".

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