Trump Claims 3,000 Deaths In Puerto Rico Didn't Happen, Blames Democrats

Posted In: News Date:Sep 13th, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump, speaking hours prior to Hurricane Florence coming ashore in the Carolinas, rejected the official death toll from hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico last fall – and blamed Democrats for grossly inflating the tally, CNBC reported Thursday.

While providing no evidence to his claims, Trump tweeted Democrats tried to “make me look bad” by hiking the number of people who died in the wake of the storms "when I was successfully raising Billions of dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico,” the report said