Alex Cora Calls Out Donald Trump for Comments About Puerto Rico

Resident Mirian Medina stands on her property about two weeks after Hurricane Maria swept through the island

When I left, AFTER the storm had already hit, they had anywhere from six to eighteen deaths. "As time went by it did not go up by much".

CNN host Jake Tapper and his Thursday political panel railed against President Donald Trump for the claim 3,000 people didn't die in Puerto Rico.

At 6:17 a.m., Andrew Gillum, the Democrat running for Florida governor, tweeted: "No death is partisan and our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico deserved better from @realDonaldTrump before, during and after the hurricane". Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs, his campaign's Puerto Rico outreach chair.

It also followed hard on a study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government that showed the death toll from Maria was close to 3,000.

Separating from Trump on the issue might be more vital for Scott and DeSantis, as Democrats tried to tether them to the Republican president. It was devastated. This was a terrible storm.

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Things were further complicated because I arrived on the island with a cold, which quickly turned into a respiratory infection that landed me in a makeshift emergency room at a San Juan shelter. And like I said, hey man, thank you for helping us. "I have no reason to dispute these numbers. That is just what happened".

'I'm confident that those that needed those bottles of water got them during the response phase and these were excess bottles of water that were, again, transferred to save money for the American taxpayer in January, ' Kaniewski said.

"I don't buy the idea that the President is indifferent to our friends in PR".

Trump has consistently denied any fault for his administration in the aftermath of the storm.

Trump touted the federal government's response as "an incredible, unsung success" this week. Cruz had earlier described the federal disaster response in the USA territory a "despicable act of neglect".

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And a spokesman for former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis -who won the Florida primary for governor with Trump's support- put out a statement that said DeSantis "doesn't believe any loss of life has been inflated".

Trump reserved his vitriol for San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who had denounced the poor federal response to the hurricane.

"In a humanitarian crisis, you should not be grading yourself". We still don't know for sure how many people died when the storm hit and because of the horrific flood in the few days after. "We should all have done more", Cruz told CNN's Anderson Cooper later Tuesday evening.

While the President has frequently praised the government response in the year since the hurricane, others in the administration have acknowledged learned lessons. While Cora acknowledged the government helped Puerto Rico, he questioned whether it did enough.

"It's my family, and it was my home for a long time", Cassidy said. We are public health people. We are committed to the health of the population. By increasing the official death toll, he is not just making Trump look bad - he is making himself look bad, too, not only for possible mismanagement of the hurricane response but also for releasing such unrealistically low fatality figures initially.

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Tapper then pointed out that Trump's tweet attacking the number of people who died in Puerto Rico actually prompted renewed talk about the death toll being higher than Hurricane Katrina. Bill Nelson's seat, broke with President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying he sees no reason to doubt almost 3,000 people died following hurricanes in Puerto Rico a year ago. The midpoint estimate - 2,975 deaths - has been accepted by the government of Puerto Rico as the official death toll.

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