Donald Trump Compared Deaths in Puerto Rico to a "Real Catastrophe" Like Katrina

Type: AssholeOct 03 2017 Severity:

Donald Trump compared the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico to the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Katrina and insisted that officials in Puerto Rico should be very proud for how many fewer deaths Maria caused.

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Quote | He then said officials should be proud of how few deaths the hurricane caused.

"Sixteen people [deaths] versus in the thousands. You can be very proud of all of your people and all of our people working together. Sixteen versus literally thousands of people. You can be very proud. Everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico."