President Trump claims 3,000 ‘did not die’ in Puerto Rico, blames Democrats

‘Millions of water bottles’ left on Puerto Rico runway a year after Hurricane Maria (PHOTOS)

President Donald Trump called the federal government's response a year ago to hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico an "incredible unsung success" despite a study released last month that put the death toll at almost 3,000 people.

A report earlier this month by the Government Accountability Office described the government as "down to the bottom of the barrel" in staffing by the time Maria hit Puerto Rico, citing a series of other hurricanes and catastrophic wildfires past year that overwhelmed federal disaster responders. As time went by it did not go up by much. He tweeted that it was only later that Democrats inflated the death toll to "really large numbers, like 3000" just to make him look bad.

The study concluded that the initial death toll of 64 only included those killed directly by hurricanes Maria and Irma - either by drowning, flying debris or building collapse.

The governor of Puerto Rico, who commissioned the research, said he accepted the estimate as official. He called on the governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello to launch an official independent investigation into the incident.

In all, an estimated 10 million people live in areas expected to be placed under a hurricane or storm advisory, according to the US Weather Prediction Centre.

They said about 4,600 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricane from delayed medical care.

I was in Puerto Rico after the hurricane.

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"Although you don't believe it... nearly a million boxes of water that were never delivered to the villages", posted Abdiel Santana, a photographer working for a Puerto Rican state police agency who took the pictures.

However, the report says, "the Government of Puerto Rico does not have control over the federal land" and was unable to get to the water.

Mr. Trump claimed the U.S.is prepared for Hurricane Florence, which he described as "tremendously big and tremendously wet".

Hostin further bashed the Trump administration for not doing enough to stop preventable deaths after the storm.

"If he thinks that 3,000 people dying on his watch is a good news story or is an unsung success ... nobody's going to be singing his praises", she added, calling the operation a "despicable act of neglect" by the Trump administration. "We're ready. We're as ready as anybody's ever been".

Chávez, the GSA administrator, said he was in contact with FEMA and the Department of Health to test the water.

"The latest study. puts the tragedy of Hurricane Maria on the same scale as the September 11th attacks", Thompson said.

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