President Trump’s word on Hurricane Florence

On Tuesday, September 11th, in response to Hurricane Florence hitting the east coast, the President of the United States and business mogul Donald J Trump tweeted out at 6:51 am:

“We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan). We are ready for the big one that is coming!”

Trump told reporters in an interview at the White House on Tuesday, September 11th

“I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful. Puerto Rico was actually our toughest one of all because it’s an island. You can’t truck things onto it. Everything is by boat,”

In September 2017 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, killing a recently released total of 3,000 people.

Many people are calling out President Trump for his insensitive remarks. Because even a year after the storm some people still don’t have power on the island and there are places many people are developing respiratory issues due to the lack of clean up.

Even the Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico tweeted back:

“Success? Federal response according to Trump in Puerto Rico a success? If he thinks the death of 3,000 people [is] a success God help us all.”

Even after the backlash from his Tuesday tweets, Thursday Trump tweeted.

“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000… …..This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”

The President blames Democrats on the rising death toll instead of the storm. Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence travels up the coast more flooding and death may be possible.

CNN reported In late August, the Puerto Rican government acknowledged that the death toll from Hurricane Maria was 46 times higher than they had previously publicly acknowledged. It was not 64 people who lost their lives in the monster storm but somewhere closer to 3,000. The new estimate comes from a study conducted by the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University, and commissioned by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.”

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