Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

A running list of Donald Trump's conspiracy theories

A running list of Donald Trump's conspiracy theories

With both parties in Florida looking to draw support from Puerto Rican voters in the November elections and as Hurricane Florence barreled down on the Carolinas, Trump doubled down in a series of tweets Thursday after facing criticism for contending Wednesday the federal government "did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico" after Maria.

Rick Scott again distanced himself from the president's Twitter claim that 3,000 people did not die during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria despite a widely-accepted study.

When Trump visited in October 2017, two weeks after the storm hit, the death toll at the time was indeed 16 people. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has stocked warehouses in the region surrounding North and SC and Virginia with 20 times as many meals and 40 times as much water as it had in warehouses in Texas and Louisiana ahead of Harvey. "Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000", he wrote.

Hurricane Florence is the first major test of the Federal Emergency Management Agency since its much-criticized response to Maria, which caused devastation when it struck Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm a year ago.

In fact, the 2,975 estimate comes from an exhaustive George Washington University analysis of fatalities on the island that included people who died for lack of medical care, for example, because so much of Puerto Rico remained without electricity for many months.

"This is what denial following neglect looks like: Mr Pres in the real world people died on your watch", Carmen Yulin Cruz said on Twitter. The university issued a statement Thursday, saying it stood by that study.

Ron DeSantis also disagreed with Trump's unsubstantial claims of an inflated death toll.

He added: "Casualties don't make a person look bad".

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Hurricane Florence began battering North Carolina on Thursday night, beginning an onslaught that will provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency a chance to fix its bruised reputation following the federal response to Hurricane Maria. It was initially said to have killed just 64 people.

The manager of the best team in baseball is calling foul on tweets by President Trump.

It was not until last month that electricity was fully restored to the entire island of Puerto Rico, almost a year after the hurricane made landfall. A USA territory since 1898, Puerto Rico's inhabitants are citizens, though they can not vote in presidential elections and have only one congressional representative with limited voting powers.

The $146 billion plan would dedicate funds to Puerto Rico's government, infrastructure, education, environmental remediation, and energy development, The Washington Post reports.

A Government Accountability Office report last week confirmed many of those findings, and also noted that 54 per cent of the FEMA workers deployed past year were serving in a role they were not qualified to perform. Bernie Sanders had harsh words for the president yesterday.

"Damn it: this is NOT about politics this was always about SAVING LIVES".

Colbert is one leftist enraged by Trump's recent comments.

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