Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fact Checks Donald Trump's Claim That He Is 'the Best Thing to Happen to Puerto Rico'
It's been nearly two years since President Donald Trump's bungled visit to the American territory of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. Trump infamously threw paper towel rolls into a crowd of residents affected by Maria, and told them the hurricane wasn't as bad as Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Trump claimed at the time that only 16 people died in Maria's wake, but later reports confirmed that the official death toll was actually over 3,000—the third deadliest hurricane in American history. Many of these were attributed to lack of power and federal aid to the territory, largely due to inaction on the part of the Trump administration.
The Mayor of San Juan, PR Let Loose on Donald Trump in a Series of Tweets After He Falsely Accused Her of Mismanaging Relief Funds
In a series of tweets, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz responded to President Donald Trump after he characterized her as "crazed," said that Puerto Rican politicians are “incompetent or corrupt” and falsely claimed that Puerto Rico has been “already been scheduled to receive more hurricane relief funding than any ‘place’ in history" following 2017's Hurricane Maria.
Cruz promised to call the president out on "every lie, every hypocrisy and every ill fated action against the people of Puerto Rico," adding that even his "insensitive, incapable, and vindictive" nature won't allow him to escape the death of 3,000 on his watch."
Donald Trump's Communications Guy Kept Referring to Puerto Rico as 'That Country' in an Interview, and It Explains a Lot
Hogan Gidley doesn't know a basic tenet of United States geography.
The White House Deputy Press Secretary in an interview with MSNBC referred to Puerto Rico as "that country" twice even though it's been a U.S. territory for more than two centuries.
New Poll of Puerto Ricans Reveals How They Really Feel About Donald Trump's Response to Hurricane Maria
Residents of Puerto Rico are overwhelmingly dissatisfied with how President Donald Trump handled recovery and restoration efforts following Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island last year and left thousands dead and countless displaced.
In a Washington Post-Kaiser Foundation Poll released on Wednesday showed that 80 percent of Puerto Ricans - American citizens - hold a negative view of Trump's management of the storm.
Melissa Francis, the co-host of "Outnumbered" on Fox News, criticized President Donald Trump's comments disputing the death toll in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria, saying his remarks are particularly "distasteful" coming, as they did, as Hurricane Florence batters the North Carolina coastline.
“Five states have declared a state of emergency ... Ten million people in the path of Florence,” said Francis. “Instead, they’re fighting back and forth about what happened in Puerto Rico. It is incredibly distasteful. I don’t know why the president weighed in on this one.”
Republican Governor of Florida Just Threw Donald Trump Under the Bus Over His Denial of the Puerto Rico Death Toll
Heading into November's midterm elections, Republican candidates face a question of whether to fully embrace President Donald Trump or to distance themselves from him. Two Florida GOP candidates decided a little distance was necessary from Trump's recent claims concerning the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico.
Trump recently rejected the updated death toll in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
Paul Ryan Just Repeated Donald Trump's Talking Point About Trump's Puerto Rico Hurricane Response, and He's Getting Dragged Hard
In two tweets issued earlier today, President Donald Trump, without providing evidence, denied that 3,000 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.