House Speaker Ryan doesn't dispute Puerto Rico death toll

Massive stockpile of bottled water found in Puerto Rico a year after Maria

Donald Trump says Hurricane Maria’s Puerto Rico death toll is a ploy to make him “look bad”

Red Sox manager Alex Cora addressed President Donald Trump's comments on Thursday after the President tweeted he doubted the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit past year. He falsely claimed the number had been inflated by Democrats "in order to make me look as bad as possible".

Last month, Puerto Rico's governor raised the US territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975, after an independent study found the number of people who succumbed in the aftermath had been severely undercounted.

Mr Trump said people who died for any reason - "like old age" - had been added to the total. "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", Trump tweeted on Thursday.

While Trump battles the media over his response to Maria, FEMA is briefing Americans on what to expect from Hurricane Florence.

"In the real world people died on your watch". Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, shot back on Twitter, calling Trump's "lack of respect"appalling".

"They died because they didn't have power; they died because they couldn't get their meds", Cassidy said.

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Below is a list of studies that have estimated the death toll there.

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.

Thursday, Stewart's spokeswoman, Daryn Frischknecht, said the congressman "doesn't have anything to add to the conversation" about the president's assessment of the death toll. Meyers reacted. "Now we know why he's so orange, his brain is just melted pumpkin guts".

Hurricane Maria hit on September 20, 2017, about two weeks after Hurricane Irma hit the island. "Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!" It made landfall on Puerto Rico on September 20, battering the island with winds of up to 155 miles per hour, ripping buildings apart and uprooting trees. She said he had no idea what is going on there and that Trump has "no empathy" for anything that doesn't make him look good. At the time, the government's death toll stood at 64.

A senior official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says millions of bottles of water were moved onto a runway in Puerto Rico in January as a cost-saving measure as regular water service was restored to the island in the months after Hurricane Maria.

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