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Last month, George Washington University released a report that put Puerto Rico's death toll at 2,975 - up from the Puerto Rican government's official count of 64.

As Hurricane Florence continued its destructive path in North and SC on Friday, President Donald Trump has reportedly been fixated on unflattering news reports about his response to Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico in September 2017.

Governor Ricardo Rosselló also responded to the tweets, telling CNN "there is no reason to doubt the validity of these studies, there is no reason to expect that, even though it is an estimate, that it's not far away from the accurate toll should be".

"Those are just the facts of what happens when a awful hurricane hits an isolated place like an island", Ryan said when asked about Trump's tweet.

President Donald Trump plans to visit the areas affected by Hurricane Florence next week, according to the Washington Post, citing White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. And like I said: 'Hey man, thank you for helping us.' He went down there, he did what he did.

'He's been tweeting a lot about what a great job he did responding to Hurricane Maria, that decimated Puerto Rico a year ago, ' Colbert said.

The reference to GWU Research refers to the independent research study the Puerto Rican government commissioned to track the hurricane deaths.

Trump then added that the high death toll was a result of Democrats trying to make him look bad.

Donald Trump claims '3,000 people did not die' in Puerto Rico hurricane
She added another tweet saying the United States leader was "delusional, paranoid and unhinged from any sense of reality". Wednesday, Trump called her "totally incompetent" when he tweeted another defense of how the emergency was managed.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora wasn't a big fan of President Donald Trump's comments Thursday about Puerto Rico. "The people that went through this, they know what happened", Cora said.

As the United States braces itself for Hurricane Florence, it seems Trump is still determined to make people believe he did a great job during Hurricane Maria.

This "issue" was not on my radar until one of my kids texted in a family chat: "Is trump off his rocker with this Puerto Rico death toll stuff?" Carmen Yulin Cruz, the Democrat mayor of San Juan in Puerto Rico, called Mr Trump "delusional, paranoid, and unhinged from any sense of reality".

Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport - almost a year after the deadly storm, according to a report.

Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for the U.S. Senate, tweeted: "I've been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand".

President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to challenge these numbers and their relationship to both the hurricane and his administration's handling of the matter.

"Trump resurfaced the debate this week when he boasted about his administration's response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico".

The NBC star didn't just target Trump for his Puerto Rico tweets, though. Trump has been laser-focused on hurricane response this week, just not this one.


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