Donald Trump just doesn’t ‘get it’….
And in doing so?
He’s screwing his party guys Scott and DeSantis down in Florida with the Puerto Rico Hurricane Aid issue….Just to defend HIMSELF as usual….
He’s also probably making people dealing with Hurricane Florence have doubts about how much assistance they will end up getting form the Fed’s for the damage to their property….
This before a midterm vote less then 2 months away….
As the first deaths from Hurricane Florence are being reported, President Donald Trump is doubling down on his false claims that Hurricane Maria’s death toll of nearly 3,000 Americans in Puerto Rico last year was inflated in order to do him political harm.
The president, in a pair of tweets on Friday evening, said the number of people estimated to have died as a result of the 2017 storm in Puerto Rico went up “like magic” and that there’s “no way” the death count is actually so high. Trump first surfaced this new conspiracy theory on Thursday, suggesting that Democrats had somehow inflated the death toll in order to make him look bad.
That’s not what happened. Researchers at George Washington University in August published an independent report saying that 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria from September 2017 to February 2018. Puerto Rico’s government and Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, who commissioned the GWU study, have accepted the estimate and updated their official death toll from Hurricane Maria accordingly….