"Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000", Trump tweeted.
President Trump's tweet this week, asserting that Democrats highlighted the death toll of almost 3,000 to make him look bad, stunned lawmakers - including Republicans.
"They hired.GWU Research to tell them how many people had died in Puerto Rico (how would they not know this?)", Trump added.
President Trump has continued to generate widespread criticism for his comments about the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico previous year, which he has called an "incredible unsung success". They found that the catastrophic loss of power and infrastructure after Maria swept through Puerto Rico contributed to the deaths of an excess 2,975 people, many of whom could not attend to urgent medical needs.
You'll recall, Trump triumphantly arrived on the island a month after Maria. and touted the fact there were only "16 people certified" dead.
"In light of this, we have been in contact with FEMA and the Department of Health to test the water inventory received by the federal agency". People there were diagnosed with Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease because the water is contaminated. After that, it climbed to 64.
Where does the official death toll come from?
It took years to assess the death toll from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 despite the relative accessibility of the Gulf Coast, for example.
The widely accepted total death toll from Katrina is 1,833.
Trump was a one-man island in attributing the Puerto Rican death estimate to Democrats.
Governor Ricardo Rosselló also responded to the tweets, telling CNN "there is no reason to doubt the validity of these studies, there is no reason to expect that, even though it is an estimate, that it's not far away from the accurate toll should be".
The politics of the Thursday-morning tweets are rough.
Even a few of Mr Trump's fellow Republicans have spoken out against him.
The General Services Administration (GSA) in Puerto Rico took possession of the supplies in April and began distributing the water in May, Bahamonde said. Rossello is a Democrat who has been generally supportive of Trump.
"Our results show that Hurricane Maria was a very deadly storm, one that affected the entire island but hit the poor and the elderly the hardest", the release states.
Maria, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm, caused an island-wide power outage, nearly completely knocked out communications including satellite phones and left 80% of the island without access to water in the days following the storm.
Trump has been on a tear about the death toll in Puerto Rico for days. But critics say many could have been saved by better preparation and emergency response.
The deaths fell in two categories: direct and indirect. For a hurricane, direct deaths include people who drown in a storm surge or flooding, are hit by flying debris or crushed in a wind-toppled building. Kidney patients got abbreviated treatments from dialysis centers that lacked generator fuel and fresh water, despite pleas for federal and local officials to treat them as a higher priority, according to patient advocates. That number comes from the National Hurricane Center report issued less than four months after landfall in December of 2005. And like I said, hey man, thank you for helping us.
Zaytoun said he didn't leave his home because he knew he wouldn't have been able to get back to it once the flooding began. Heavy rains and storm surge created destructive flooding of several feet throughout the Carolina coast.
On Thursday a 42-year-old woman was found critically injured by the side of a highway and died in hospital. One of the victims was a transgender woman, said Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz .
United States media later said a man in Lenoir County died after heavy winds knocked him down as he tried to check on his dogs. In Pender County, a woman died from a heart attack after paramedics were not able to get to her.
Waffle House has always been a popular spot for round-the-clock comfort food for locals and travelers alike throughout the South. But if they're served at Waffle House, those hash browns are a key signal of how badly a hurricane has affected a community.
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Most of those criticisms - largely made by men - were valid, but they chose to ignore Williams' experience as a black woman. That, of course, was the catalyst for the Williams controversy as she was losing to Naomi Osaka in the US Open final.
A mother and infant were killed by a fallen tree on their house in Wilmington, North Carolina, according to local police. Among those volunteers was the Cajun Navy, a volunteer rescue organization formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Olivia is the first tropical cyclone to make landfall on Maui in modern history, National Weather Service forecasters said. People in areas vulnerable to the risky hurricane, particularly those in coastal regions, have fled ahead of the storm.
The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general's office is reportedly looking into whether he misused taxpayer dollars. An aide, who would stay in hotel room at taxpayer expense, would also accompany Long on these trips.
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A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington. "The shelters are not taking dogs", Ramirez said. Another Wilmington resident said she does not want to leave because she is afraid to see what she would be coming back to.
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