Donald Trump Claimed Death Toll of Hurricane Maria Grew "Like Magic"

Type: Outright LiesSep 15 2018 Severity:
Targeted: Democrats in Congress & Puerto RicoAbout: Hurricanes
Trump again went to twitter to defend the slow actions of his administration when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico a year prior. He accused Democrats of inflating the death toll from Hurricane Maria. He rejected the government’s assessment that the storm had claimed nearly 3,000 lives. He also stated that the toll was only 6 to 18 dead after his visit following the storm.

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