Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Reality Check: Is President Trump’s Puerto Rico Tweet Accurate?

Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz stands outside of the government center at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum days after Hurricane Maria in San Juan Massive stockpile of bottled water found in Puerto Rico a year after Maria
Kenny Thornton | 14 September, 2018, 16:10

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to lambast an official report on Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria previous year, accusing Democrats of inflating the number of deaths.

A study conducted at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health found that 2,975 died in Puerto Rico, and the official number of deaths was revised from 64 by the Puerto Rican government.

-Sen. Ed MarkeyIn a pair of tweets, Trump insisted that "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico".

"Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers like 3,000", Trump wrote. He further claimed that he "successfully [raised] Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico". When Trump finally visited the ravaged island, he left a lasting image by tossing paper towels at survivors as if they were trained seals.

"To be tweeting about 3,000 people and be efficient, it's actually disrespectful for my country", said Cora, a former player from Caguas, about 20 miles south of San Juan.

The US president tweeted on Thursday as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas.

Anniversary of deadly 9/11 attacks gives ‘perspective’ as NAFTA talks resume: Freeland
When asked about Kudlow's comments, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said bluntly: "He's not at the negotiating table". Canada expanded foreign access to its dairy sector in trade deals with the European Union and with 10 Pacific Rim countries.

He added in a tweet: "The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching". "I think Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success", the president said. Elizabeth Warren of MA that there have been 2,431 applications for funeral assistance from Puerto Rico, as of July 30.

Regarding Hurricane Maria, Gutierrez alleged that Trump's focus from the beginning "was on damage control from a political standpoint, not damage control from a human life standpoint". His family, including twin boys born 14 months ago, was on the island when Hurricane Maria hit in September. The report said the GAO has a number of audits pending that will analyze issues such as the restoration of power in Puerto Rico.

The George Washington University study, requested by the governor of Puerto Rico, examined an unusually long period of time following the storm in an attempt to detect the hurricane's lingering, indirect effects on mortality.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora wasn't a big fan of President Donald Trump's comments Thursday about Puerto Rico. "He sees these facts and sees people blaming him for the 3,000 deaths and I think what he's trying to get across is the fact that, and Ana knows this, Puerto Rico was not in great shape", he argued. He has since sought to minimise the death toll.

Puerto Rico has been a US territory since 1898. The death toll in Puerto Rico had been officially recorded as 64 for almost a year, despite convincing evidence that the figure was too low because official death certificates had failed to take into account the long-range impacts of the storm.

Recommended

  • No Hurricane Florence evacuation orders for Jasper, Beaufort

    No Hurricane Florence evacuation orders for Jasper, Beaufort

    That's on top of the flooding, flying debris, and the other immediate storm-related events that can claim countless lives. Florence was being followed in the Atlantic by two other storms - Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac .
    Preparation And Resilience As Hurricane Florence Approaches

    Preparation And Resilience As Hurricane Florence Approaches

    When and where it will make landfall is unclear. "If they're telling you to leave, you have to leave", Graham said. At least 800 flights have been cancelled or grounded due to the storm's expected landfall, CNN reported.
    Residents told to ‘get out now’ as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

    Residents told to ‘get out now’ as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

    US President Donald Trump has authorised emergency measures to free up federal funds to help those responding to the storm. Trump said that his administration is "ready". "This is not a storm that people need to ride out", Cooper told reporters.
  • Weakening Hurricane Florence begins lashing Carolinas, will produce ‘life-threatening’ conditions

    Weakening Hurricane Florence begins lashing Carolinas, will produce ‘life-threatening’ conditions

    Forecasts generally project Florence to make landfall in southeastern North Carolina on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane. For public safety, our live streams will be available to all residents of North Carolina.

    Sam's Club Offers $100 Off iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max Buy

    That's still more than the iPhone SE, however, which sold for $399, making it the cheapest iPhone the firm had sold. While iPhone sales have slowed, Apple profits have risen along with the average purchase price of its handsets.
    Skripal poisoning suspects say they were tourists in UK

    Skripal poisoning suspects say they were tourists in UK

    They are accused by the United Kingdom of trying to kill Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. They said they may have approached Skripal's house by chance but did not know where it was located.
  • Erdogan takes wheel of Turkish wealth fund

    Erdogan takes wheel of Turkish wealth fund

    It said: "Accordingly, the committee has made a decision to implement a strong monetary tightening to support price stability". On Thursday, the Turkish Central Bank exercised that independence - and appeared to reassure investors in the process.
    Apple's New Lineup: iPhone XS, XS Max and (Slightly) Cheaper XR

    Apple's New Lineup: iPhone XS, XS Max and (Slightly) Cheaper XR

    It is also running on the new 7nm A12 Bionic Chip and it retains the same 12MP f/1.8 main camera that's assisted with OIS. But that's exactly what the iPhone XR has managed to do at the 2018 iPhone launch event.
    California Wants to Drop Fossil Fuels For Electricity By 2045

    California Wants to Drop Fossil Fuels For Electricity By 2045

    Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, left, who carried the bill in the Assembly, watches. It's working toward a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent over the next 12 years.
  • Davids warns Juventus, Barcelona: Pogba unconvincing

    Davids warns Juventus, Barcelona: Pogba unconvincing

    John Terry has questioned whether former boss Jose Mourinho has the strong leaders he needs to succeed at Manchester United . Two of Davids' former clubs, Juventus and Barcelona , are being linked with a January move for the Frenchman.
    Stewart, Storm sweep Mystics for WNBA title

    Stewart, Storm sweep Mystics for WNBA title

    We have a relatively young team. "They are going to play that way offensively, they're going to play that way defensively. I have to be honest with you, on the plane I was reflecting on that. "We rely on that, and we didn't make them tonight".
    Tottenham Hotspur without Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris against Liverpool

    Tottenham Hotspur without Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris against Liverpool

    Pochettino said Lloris would remain captain despite his drink-driving case, replying "of course" when asked whether that would be the case.

Final Fantasy Is Coming To Nintendo Switch In A Major Way Final Fantasy Is Coming To Nintendo Switch In A Major Way As for the rest of the event, Nintendo covered plenty more ground, most of which touched on previous announcements. In the meantime, it's also unclear why Final Fantasy 8 wasn't included in the lineup.

Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18 Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18 Individual membership is separated into three tiers: $3.99 for one month; $7.99 for three months and $19.99 for 12 months. Nintendo announced new wireless NES controllers today as an exclusive for subscribers of the Switch's online service.

Governors in North and SC warning residents ahead of Florence's arrival Governors in North and SC  warning residents ahead of Florence's arrival The Navy ordered all ships at the world's largest base to sea on Monday to avoid the battering of Hurricane Florence . East coast, preventing Florence from doing the normal turn, said University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy.

Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone. The new iPhone XR's release date is pencilled in for September 21, with pre-orders going live on September 14.

Amazon CEO says 'HQ2' decision will be announced before end of year Amazon CEO says 'HQ2' decision will be announced before end of year Last year Bezos solicited advice from the public via Twitter, asking how he could best use his wealth to help people "right now". The fund will also launch a network of "full scholarship" preschools based in underserved communities.

Djokovic captures U.S. Open title for 14th major championship Djokovic captures U.S. Open title for 14th major championship Djokovic sprinted into a 3-1 lead in the third set before a battling Del Potro clung on, hitting back for 3-3. Del Potro hailed the victor after losing in his first final since winning the Wimbledon Title in 2009.

OnePlus 6T is about to make a huge mistake OnePlus 6T is about to make a huge mistake This handset's display is only 0.1 inches larger, and that much more screen estate shouldn't dent battery life that much. OnePlus has shared that it will introduce an updated USB Type-C variant of its existing OnePlus Bullets V2 earphones.

Hurricane Florence could 'kill a lot of people' Hurricane Florence could 'kill a lot of people' A state of emergency has also been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina , Virginia and Washington. Hurricane conditions will likely hit the Carolina coast on Thursday night or early Friday.

The Last Remnant Remastered Game Announced for December With Video The Last Remnant Remastered Game Announced for December With Video The game follows the journey of a young man named Rush Sykes who is desperately searching for his kidnapped sister as a war rages. If those issues can be fixed, the game has a chance at a second wind with gamers who probably missed out or avoided the original.

Apple says new iOS will help battle smartphone addiction Apple says new iOS will help battle smartphone addiction It makes sense that Apple is now ditching the 6, as the firm typically limits its lineup to the three most recent generations. The iPhone XS has a resolution of 2436 x 1125, while the iPhone XS Max comes in at 2688 x 1242 simply due to its larger size.

Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas At 4am BST Wednesday the "monster" storm was centred 670 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph. Hurricane Sandy formed in the Atlantic in 2012, hitting Jamaica and the Bahamas as a Category 1.

Pope Francis summons bishops for meeting on protecting minors Pope Francis summons bishops for meeting on protecting minors A diocesan statement also referred to allegations the priest , Manuel La Rosa-Lopez, abused a 16-year-old girl in 2001. But the US plan has looked less like a model recently, given it exempted bishops like McCarrick.

Amy Schumer says she’s voting for Cuomo in NY primary election Amy Schumer says she’s voting for Cuomo in NY  primary election Until quite recently, Cynthia Nixon was best known as the spiky red-headed companion of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City . Kathy Hochul and attorney general hopeful Letitia James, the city's public advocate.

Weah, 51-Year-Old Liberia President, Plays 79 Minutes Against Super Eagles Weah, 51-Year-Old Liberia President, Plays 79 Minutes Against Super Eagles Mexico, Liberia's 51-year-old president George Weah suited up for his country's team in a friendly against Nigeria . The friendly match was organized in order to retire Weah's iconic jersey number - 14.

Coutinho aware Barcelona pushing to wrap up De Jong move Coutinho aware Barcelona pushing to wrap up De Jong move Overmars, the former Arsenal forward, also claimed that Barca's offers were "unfortunate" and that they did not "value De Jong". The midfielder has put up a great performance to help Ajax to qualify for the Champions League this season.