Trump’s statements about Puerto Rico is causing some GOPer’s to NOT agree with their party leader….
Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee for governor in Florida, has embraced Donald Trump as forcefully as he can during the campaign. But there is one road down which DeSantis won’t follow the president: questioning the death count in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
The president cast doubt on the official death count from last year’s hurricane in a series of tweets on Thursday morning. Though the estimate of 3,000 deaths comes from official government sources, Trump suggested that Democrats had manufactured the numbers to make him look bad because the initial death toll from the hurricane was much lower. But experts and independent analysis had long said the death toll was much higher than the original official estimate of 16.
DeSantis, who is running to be governor of a state where many Puerto Ricans have relocated after Maria, said in a statement Thursday that he “doesn’t believe any loss of life has been inflated.”…