Donald Trump Denies Death Toll through Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
US President Donald Trump Denies the death toll by Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico. “No three thousand people died,” he tweeted.
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
According to the American president, the number was invented by the Democrats to give him a bad name.
Trump states that between six and eighteen people died as a result of the hurricane. The official number of deaths stood at 64. The governor of Puerto Rico recently increased it to almost three thousand.
An independent study, published in the leading New England Journal of Medicine, shows that the number of victims has been seriously underestimated.
During the aftermath of the hurricane many, more people would have died, for example, due to inadequate medical care.