Puerto Rico Gov: Maria Victims Should Not Be 'Questioned About Their Pain'

14 September, 2018, 18:28 | Author: Kenneth Collins
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On Wednesday, Puerto Rican officials said about 20,000 pallets of water bottles shipped to Puerto Rico after Maria went unused and became too contaminated to drink.

Ryan told reporters he had "no reason to dispute" the findings of a study commissioned by Puerto Rico's government that put its death toll at almost 3,000 people.

Stewart was being interviewed Wednesday about Trump's earlier statements that his administration's handling of the hurricane that hit the US territory was "an incredible, unsung success" and "one of the best jobs that's ever been done".

An analysis of the Puerto Rico death toll by Washington Post political correspondent Philip Bump slammed the Trump denials as "grotesque", and "obviously untrue". Trump claims, without evidence, that the total is wrong.

She says the president is tone deaf to peoples' suffering.

Thursday morning on Twitter, he disputed that 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria one year ago.

Puerto Rican officials have previously blamed mismanagement on Fema, whereas President Trump has said authorities on the island were incompetent. "A true leader would offer his condolences to the people of Puerto Rico, a true leader would offer his condolences to United States citizens and vow to never let something like that happen again". Rossello officially updated the island's death toll with the new information.

Are these the worst tweets to have ever been tweeted by Trump... so far?

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Records show the shooter formerly lived in SC and South Florida and had been charged with some non-violent crimes years ago. The judge said in the document that the complaint was "rambling, hard to decipher, and borders on the delusional".

George Washington University researchers stood by their study, responding to Trump's tweet by saying the study was carried out "with complete independence and freedom from any kind of interference". That includes deaths as a result of infrastructure failures that came as a result of the hurricane.

The president defended the federal government's "fantastic job" in Puerto Rico.

"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", he added. "Or should we call it the dead zone?"

In this November 15, 2017 photo, some roofs damaged by Hurricane Maria have awnings installed in El Gandúl neighborhood, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It's old people, just put it that way.

A U.S. government report published this month concluded that the federal response in Puerto Rico was hampered by a lack of trained staff as well as by major logistical challenges.

A report published in May by the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health said up to 4,600 people were killed and an investigation published in December by the Center for Investigative Journalism found the actual death toll exceeded 1,000 people.

He also said the Democrats were "trying to make [him] look bad" by reporting the high numbers of deaths.

"Only Donald Trump could see the tragedy in Puerto Rico and conclude that he is the victim", said Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat.

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