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“I’m Disgusted”- Twitter Reacts to Donald Trump’s ‘Lies’ About Pueto Rico Disaster

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Donald Trump has come under fire for his tweets regarding the Hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico last fall, with people claiming that the President is tone deaf.

An independent study undertaken by researchers at George Washington University, surmised that the death toll in Puerto Rico was about 3,000, a number which Trump rejected.

According to Trump, the number was inflated by Democrats who wanted to make him look bad.

Trump said in his tweets: “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. 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. 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. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”

These tweets came off the back of claims by Trump that his administration’s response to the 2017 hurricanes was “an incredible unsung success.”

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A lot of politicians and political commentators have slammed the Trump’s tweets calling it disgraceful and calling it lies.

You can check out some of the reactions below

 

The Puerto Rico government had for a long time stated that the death toll was at 64 before dramatically raising the number to 2,975. According to them, they did so after looking at the study conducted by the George Washington University.

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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