Puerto Rico Mayor RESPONDS To Trump’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll Conspiracy Theory

Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan in Puerto Rico, responded in shock to the conspiracy theory Donald Trump came up with Thursday morning, in which Trump claimed without any evidence that the death toll as a result of a Hurricane Maria had been inflated by Democrats to make him look bad.

“This is what denial following neglect looks like: Mr Pres in the real world people died on your watch. YOUR LACK OF RESPECT IS APPALLING!” Carmen Yulín Cruz responded, in a series of social media posts. “Mr President no matter how much you try your “true colors” come shining thru. Unfortunately you just can’t help it. You just can’t get it.”

“Mr Trump you can try and bully us with your tweets BUT WE KNOW OUR LIVES MATTER. You will never take away our self respect. Shame on you! Simply put: delusional, paranoid, and unhinged from any sense of reality. Trump is so vain he thinks this is about him. NO IT IS NOT.” Cruz said, over the course of multiple posts.

Donald Trump strengthened the case for him to be removed from office immediately this morning by outright rejecting a study by the George Washington University that assessed the aftermath of the Hurricane Maria. The study caused Puerto Rican officials to increase the death toll of Hurricane Maria to 2,975 lives late last month.

Trump however, is outright claiming that these deaths are not attributable to the storm and is denying the report. “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,” Trump said this morning. “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 is nonsense and Trump is a truly evil and stupid person for making these claims. As an example, people who have died from 9/11-related illnesses from working at ground zero after the attacks are included in the total death count. Trump doesn’t think that deaths that result during the aftermath of a disaster count, but it somehow gets worse, as seen below.

Trump then claimed Democrats are inflating the number of death, without any evidence at all. This is one of the worst conspiracy theories ever pushed by a U.S. president ever. “…..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,” Trump said in a subsequent tweet. “If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”

We cannot even imagine how the families of the dead must be feeling. Important to note too is that the governor of Puerto Rico commissioned the study that led to the death toll being raised from 64 to 2,975. Trump is disputing a government-commissioned study by a governor that he claimed to get along with.


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