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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:33 PM

31. I subscribe to the Washington Post, and a front page story in today's paper said the following:

Headline: Trump rebuked after questioning number of deaths attributed to Hurricane Maria
"President Trump falsely said that a high death count had been generated by Democrats to “make me look as bad as possible.” A George Washington University study estimated there were 2,975 “excess deaths” in the six months after Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico last September."

Please be selective in where you get your news and don't cast blanket statements about the media unless you've done some homework. I always check the Post, the NYT, and NPR's reporting first.

The NYT
Headline: Rejecting Puerto Rican Death Toll, Trump Accuses Democrats of Inflating It
"President Trump on Thursday falsely accused Democrats of inflating the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year, rejecting that government’s assessment that the storm had claimed nearly 3,000 lives. Mr. Trump stated that the toll was only six to 18 dead after his visit following the storm and said Democrats padded the death toll by including, for example, a person who died of old age “in order to make me look as bad as possible.”

NPR
Headline: Trump Rejects Death Toll In Puerto Rico
"Public health officials say almost 3,000 died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. President Trump has questioned that figure. Journalist Adriana De Jesus Salaman offers perspective. Just as American prepare for a hurricane, president Trump has a conspiracy theory about an earlier storm.

Another Heasdline: Trump Denies Almost 3,000 Died In Puerto Rico, Falsely Claims Democrats Inflated Data:
"A study conducted by The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, determined the death toll at 2,975, a figure accepted by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, and far beyond the previous official count of 64. FEMA administrator Brock Long wrote in a letter to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts that there have been 2,431 applications for funeral assistance from Puerto Rico, as of July 30. Just 75 have been approved by the Trump administration so far because of eligibility questions."

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