San Juan Mayor Responds To Trump's 'Appalling' Denial Of Puerto Rico Deaths

Jay Schwartz secure plywood over the windows of their business ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence Sept. 11 2018 in Myrtle Beach S.C

"What may be millions of water bottles. meant for victims of Hurricane Maria, have been sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, since previous year, according to @FEMA, which confirmed the news to me", Begnaud wrote.

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In seeking to assure Americans that his government is prepared for the storm, Trump has also tried to defend his administration's response to Hurricane Maria, calling it an "unsung success".

According to a new Washington Post Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 50 percent of Puerto Ricans say people in their households could not get enough water to drink in the year since Maria.

'This is what denial following neglect looks like: Mr Pres in the real world people died on your watch.

'Mr Trump you can try and bully us with your tweets BUT WE KNOW OUR LIVES MATTER.

Santana's images appear to have been taken by drone, and he accompanied them saying, "Although you do not believe it ... nearly a million boxes of water that were never delivered to the people of PR, before the emergency of Hurricane Maria". She called Trump "delusional, paranoid, and unhinged from any sense of reality", and "so vain he thinks this is about him".

A team of researchers at Harvard University announced in May that they believed Hurricane Maria's death toll was 4,600. Delays in restoring power led to more deaths.

Where does the official death toll come from?

With a monster hurricane spinning towards the east coast, President Donald Trump took a moment during a briefing on Tuesday to herald the bad, delayed response to 2017's Hurricane Maria as an "unsung success", sparking outrage online.

"Potentially, Hurricane Isaac right now is tracking south of the island, but we are - we had several thousand people inside Puerto Rico right now working on long-term recovery that has shifted to the response mode to monitor, as Isaac passes to the south", Long replied.

In the Oval Office on Tuesday, the president praised his administration's response to the series of storms in 2017.

Photos of the consignment were shared online by photographer Abdiel Santana who estimated there were possibly millions of water bottles sitting on a runway in Ceiba. But Trump contested these findings on Thursday.



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