Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert Respond To Donald Trump’s Claims About Puerto Rico

Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert Respond To Donald Trump’s Claims About Puerto Rico

Last month, George Washington University released a report that put Puerto Rico's death toll at 2,975 - up from the Puerto Rican government's official count of 64. "Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000", he said in a tweet Thursday morning as Carolinians prepared to be pummeled by Hurricane Florence.

"I hate that people are making it a political issue". This week, President Trump said his administration did a good job in handling the response to Hurricane Maria. "Before, during, and after the two massive hurricanes, the President directed the entire Administration to provide unprecedented support to Puerto Rico", White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

Rick Scott: Florida's Republican governor tweeted that he disagreed with Trump. In a September 13 article, Rogers noted that the research methods George Washington University used in Puerto Rico were totally scientific and asserted, "In dismissing the conclusions of well-conducted research on the toll in Puerto Rico, the president is doing more than insulting the memories of the dead".

Marqués was one of the lead authors in a Harvard study, published in May, which also found a death toll in the thousands.

Trump's tweets are not only disrespectful to the lives lost in Puerto Rico; they also assert a well-known trait of the president: no matter the tragedy, everything is always about him.

They said about 4,600 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricane from delayed medical care. But I think this is more than politics.

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But Trump suggested Friday that it was questionable that the Puerto Rican government commissioned the study from an outside group. Carmen Yulin Cruz, the Democrat mayor of San Juan in Puerto Rico, called Mr Trump "delusional, paranoid, and unhinged from any sense of reality".

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reportedly told the 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. "Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!" he wrote.

Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport - almost a year after the deadly storm, according to a report.

Eye of the storm: An image taken from aboard the International Space Station shows Hurricane Florence approaching the east coast of the US States. "You never know, but we know". "We are confident that the number - 2,975 - is the most accurate and unbiased estimate of excess mortality to date", the school said in a statement.

Trump maintained as recently as Tuesday that his response to the storm was an "incredible unsung success".

"But the President continues to refuse to acknowledge his responsibility, and the problem is that if he didn't acknowledge it in Puerto Rico, God bless the people of SC and the people of North Carolina", Cruz said.

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