Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

A running list of Donald Trump's conspiracy theories

Burke and Chris Rayner load generators as people buy supplies at The Home Depot on Monday Sept. 10 2018 in Wilmington N.C Ken Blevins The Star News via AP
Andrew Cummings | 14 September, 2018, 06:05

That includes one report that estimated the death toll was 2,975 - a figure that the government of Puerto Rico has adopted as the official count.

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to the GOP majority Thursday calling for the panel to request documents from the White House relating to the Puerto Rico response.

Democratic Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez says President Donald Trump is "dead wrong" when he claims 3,000 people didn't die from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico past year and when he claims the federal government's response was a success.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat, said the president was "delusional".

Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rossello, seized on Trump's use of the word "successful" and said in a statement at the time: "No relationship between a colony and the federal government can ever be called "successful" because Puerto Ricans lack certain inalienable rights enjoyed by our fellow Americans in the states". "Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000", he said in a tweet Thursday morning as Carolinians prepared to be pummeled by Hurricane Florence. But's important to understand, the number of people who died because of Maria did not suddenly jump from 64 to 2,975.

The bottom line is, we generally don't know how many people die in large-scale catastrophes when the government - local and/or federal - loses control of the situation on the ground.

The 3,000 number is an approximation from a George Washington University study that estimated how many "excess deaths" occurred as a effect of Hurricane Maria, rather than as a result of the normal life cycle on the island.

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The true human cost of Maria, and the chaotic federal response to the storm on the USA island territory, triggered a year-long controversy, which Trump revived this week even as another powerful hurricane, Florence, bore down on the East Coast. It's because better information has been gathered than was available in the chaotic days after Hurricane Maria hit - and, sadly, because more people died as a result of the devastating damage to the island's infrastructure.

"Casualties don't make a person look bad", House Speaker Paul Ryan said, breaking with the president.

"As chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, he conducted an oversight hearing earlier this year to identify deficiencies in the federal response to Hurricane Maria", the campaign said of DeSantis, who this week resigned from Congress to focus on the gubernatorial race.

President Donald Trump lauded the Hurricane response and rejected the death toll of almost 3,000. While Cora acknowledged the government helped Puerto Rico, he questioned whether it did enough.

"To be tweeting about 3,000 people and being efficient, it's actually disrespectful for my country", Cora said. "But we will be there, and it's just a matter of time", Cora said. Sober as the New York Times is in reporting Trump's latest big lie, it still represents in characterizing him how low we've sunk. She also tweeted, "Damn it: this is NOT about politics this was always about SAVING LIVES".

"Scott and DeSantis have made clear who they stand with: Donald Trump, not the people of Puerto Rico and Florida -- and no election year stunt can erase that fact", Torres said in the statement issued by the Florida Democratic Party. Cruz had earlier described the federal disaster response in the U.S. territory a "despicable act of neglect".

"Hey, man, thank you for helping us". The list is arranged to show the most recent studies first.

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