President Trump Claims 2017 Hurricane Death Toll Of Nearly 3,000 In Puerto Rico Was “Done By The Democrats To Make Me Look As Bad As Possible”

 In Fake News   Last Updated: September 15, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday [September 13, 2018] disputed Puerto Rico’s official death toll of 3,000 from hurricanes last year and accused Democrats of inflating the figure that was reached in an independent academic study“:

 

That number was calculated by a team of researchers from George Washington University who “spent six months poring over death certificates, speaking to funeral home directors and interviewing doctors to arrive at a death toll of nearly 3,000 people as result of Hurricane Maria’s devastation to Puerto Rico.”

 

 

Doina Chiacu. "Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll, draws outcry." Reuters, 13 September 2018. Web. 15 September 2018.
Rick Jervis. "How Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria death toll of 3,000 was calculated." USA TODAY, 13 September 2018. Web. 15 September 2018.
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