Trump Disputes Hurricane Maria Death Toll, Blames Democrats

Headline Roundup September 13th, 2018

President Trump on Thursday disputed that the Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico reached 3,000, blaming Democrats for exaggerating the number to make him look "as bad as possible". Some have criticized Trump for diverging from the recent study conducted by George Washington University, while others have questioned the veracity of the college's findings, particularly since the evaluation includes some fatalities that occurred six months after the storm.

Trump Disputes Hurricane Maria Death Toll, Blames Democrats

From the Left
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Few academic studies have received as much media coverage as a new report, published by the New England Journal of Medicine, that the death toll in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria was much higher than official estimates of 64.

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A more cautious president might not have praised the fact that there were only 16 recorded deaths in the aftermath of a major hurricane.

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From the Right
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Democrats and the media have been pounding President Donald Trump over the past few days, as Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas, over his alleged insensitivity to deaths in Puerto Rico last year from Hurricane Maria.

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