Stephen Colbert fact-checks Trump's Puerto Rico hurricane comments

Massive stockpile of bottled water found in Puerto Rico a year after Maria

"Instead of finger-pointing, INVEST in the Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico + just transition to renewable energy", Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

Trump bristled at criticism of his administration's handling of the Puerto Rico disaster as Hurricane Florence approached the coast of North Carolina bringing heavy rains that forecasters warn could cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the USA southeast.

For Meyers, the tweets were more proof that POTUS is legitimately insane and described Trump's explanation as a "conspiracy theory".

Even some Republicans suggested the president had gone too far. A spokesman for former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who won the Florida GOP primary for governor with Trump's support, said he did not agree with Trump's tweets. On Thursday, Trump tweeted, "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico".

The study found that those deaths could be attributed directly or indirectly to Maria from the time it struck in September 2017 to mid-February of this year.

Last month, Puerto Rican officials commissioned an independent study that declared an increased death toll to 2,975.

The death toll from Maria, the most powerful storm to hit there in nearly a century, was raised last month from 64, a number widely discounted as far too low, to 2,975.

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Throughout his presidency, Trump has struggled to publicly express empathy at times of national crises, sparking outrage during his post-Maria visit when he feuded with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and tossed out paper towels to victims like he was shooting baskets.

"What the president doesn't seem to understand is that the effects of a hurricane last long after the storm has actually passed". We are committed to the health of the population.

Puerto Rico's government is run by the New Progressive party, a pro-statehood, Puerto Rico-only party. Uncounted. Thousands of Puerto Ricans have similar stories. The initial toll might have been much lower, Cora conceded, but it was wrong to suggest the hurricane's death toll was minimal and the government's response was sufficient. After the total was revised August 28, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement in which she did not actively dispute the revised figure.

President Donald Trump is very fond of the term "fake news", which is how he views any media coverage that isn't consistently favorable to his presidency.

Meyers was stunned by Trump's tweets denying the death toll. She called the comments part of Trump's "theater of the absurd".

Trump touted the federal government's response as "an incredible, unsung success" this week.

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