Trump DENIES Death Toll In Puerto Rico & Blames Democrats With Conspiracy Theory

Donald Trump strengthened the case for him to be removed from office immediately this morning, as not only did he deny that nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria, but that the whole thing is a conspiracy by Democrats.

Puerto Rican officials increased the death toll of Hurricane Maria to 2,975 lives late last month, after a study by the George Washington University that assessed the aftermath of the hurricane found the number was significantly higher than the 64 deaths that had originally been reported. Much of the island was without power for months and no one was surprised by this number after hearing about the devastation on the island last year.

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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