Donald Trump denies Hurricane Maria death toll in horrifically incorrect Twitter rant

Donald Trump denies Hurricane Maria death toll in horrifically incorrect Twitter rant

Image: Getty Images Just when you thought President Donald Trump couldn't drag the country further into the dumpster fire of 2018, he found a way. As Hurricane Florence buzzsaws through the Atlantic towards the Carolinas, Trump sent out a pair of tweets on Thursday morning that denied the most recently reported death toll from the Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. 3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018 .....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. The government of Puerto Rico accepted these numbers, too, after many months in which the official death toll was listed at 64 people. It's another unconscionable ego play by Trump, who's refusing to acknowledge a (literal) disaster that happened under his watch. With his comments on Thursday, Trump didn't just kick a hornets nest — instead, he bludgeoned it with a barbed-wire baseball bat and outrage exploded across Twitter. Politicizing tragedy isn't something new, but Trump is taking us to darker place with statements like he's made this week, as his focus seemingly remains squarely on himself and his image. Meanwhile, yet another monster storm spins towards the East Coast, millions of U.S. citizens are in harm's way, and he's tweeting about two-day old news. It's not quite like the legend of Nero fiddling while Rome burned, but it's not far off.

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Just when you thought President Donald Trump couldn’t drag the country further into the dumpster fire of 2018, he found a way.

As Hurricane Florence buzzsaws through the Atlantic towards the Carolinas, Trump sent out a pair of tweets on Thursday morning that denied the most recently reported death toll from the Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

And, somehow, he played the politics card by blaming Democrats for the count, unbelievably making the deaths of 3,000 Americans a partisan issue.

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. 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…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018

…..This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising…

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