Trump tweeted Thursday morning about how the death toll had been exaggerated.
Trump is seemingly ignoring the aftereffects of the storm in his tweet and focusing only on deaths attributable to things like flying debris, drowning and structures that collapse.
In a latest fit of fury, Trump successfully enraged millions of Americans by claiming the nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by two back-to-back hurricanes were fake news. That left him with enough phone time to insult Jamie Dimon, the J.P. Morgan Chase CEO who said he could beat Trump in 2020 because he's "smarter than he is". "The people that went through this, they know what happened", Cora said. A range of other studies have placed the death toll estimate anywhere between 500 and 6,000.
Cora indicated that the Puerto Rican people are continuing their efforts to a return to normalcy.
CNN political commentator and frequent Trump critic Ana Navarro unloaded on the president's tweets regarding the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria a year ago.
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Trump bristled at criticism of his administration's handling of the Puerto Rico disaster as Hurricane Florence approached the coast of North Carolina with heavy rains that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the USA southeast.
The president argued the report puts the death tolls of 3,000 was done by Democrats to make him look bad. "Or should we call it the dead zone?"
"President Trump was responding to the liberal media and the San Juan Mayor who sadly, have tried to exploit the devastation by pushing out a constant stream of misinformation and false accusations", the statement read. From September 2017 to February 2018, 2,975 people died, according to that study, which was commissioned by Puerto Rico's government.
"To be tweeting about 3,000 people and be efficient, it's actually disrespectful for my country". Trump then boasted about "successfully raising" billions of dollars to rebuild the territory.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosello said in a statement this week that Maria was "the worst natural disaster in our modern history".
"The aftereffects, people don't talk about that", he said.
And FEMA Administrator Brock Long has said FEMA made changes to some of its priorities and procedures.
The death records were provided by the Puerto Rico Vital Statistics Records division of the Puerto Rico Department of Health.