Every time we switch our focus off the island itself and onto Trump's political rhetoric about the island, we do a disservice to the people of Puerto Rico. The university study accounted for Puerto Ricans who succumbed to the stifling heat and other aftereffects of the storm and had not been previously counted in official figures. He then went on to accuse Democrats of making up the number so that he would look bad. As time went by, it did not go up by that much.
Trump then added that the high death toll was a result of Democrats trying to make him look bad.
George Washington University's Milken Institute of Public Health, working with the University of Puerto Rico, conducted a study of "excess mortality" in the aftermath of Maria: i.e., the number of people who actually died beyond the number that would normally have been expected to die in that period.
The Wisconsin Republican says he has "no reason to dispute" a study that found almost 3,000 people on the island died from Hurricane Maria past year. Puerto Rico upped its official estimate to 1,427 in a July draft report.
Thursday, Stewart's spokeswoman, Daryn Frischknecht, said the congressman "doesn't have anything to add to the conversation" about the president's assessment of the death toll.
Trump has previously said his administration's handling of the storms was "an incredible unsung success".
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz called the president's comments "delusional, paranoid and unhinged from any sense of reality".
Flattened homes on the island of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. We've seen conflicting information associated with the process of coming up with a realistic accounting of how many people died during and after the storm.
"President Trump was responding to the liberal media and the San Juan mayor who sadly have tried to exploit the devastation by pushing out a constant stream of misinformation and false accusations", White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.
"I disagree with @POTUS- an independent study said thousands were lost and Gov. (Ricardo) Rosselló agreed", Gov. Rick Scott tweeted. And New Orleans was far more accessible than the mountainous island of Puerto Rico.
It's a story I've been working on for weeks, along with several others, ahead of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria making landfall on September 20, 2017. This is more fake news propagated by anti-Trump activists.
The president has not provided any evidence for his claim that Democrats inflated the number and has been criticized on both the right and the left for it.
Trump's controversial remarks sparked a rare bipartisan backlash, with even some members of his own party echoing the condemnation from Democratic opposition leaders.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines say that these indirect deaths should be counted in disaster totals, but the GWU report found that "many physicians were not oriented in the appropriate certification protocol" and that "most physicians have no formal training in completing a death certificate and thus are not aware of appropriate death certification practices".
"How stupid, how tone deaf, how surreal, how insensitive, how offensive, how offensive to the relatives of the 3,000 people who died in Puerto Rico!" she said passionately.
He also added that they would accredit their funds in USA financial system and will indict them in the U.S. criminal system. The administration is trying to draw a connection between the two and pressure Palestinians to talk directly with Israel.
However, he left to United Kingdom without paying bank debts and Government of India's plans of extradition didn't work out yet. That was the last time Nirav, who is wanted in the Rs 13,000-crore Punjab National Bank loan fraud, was seen in public.
The No. 3 Argentine advanced after defending champion Rafael Nadal retired from Friday's other semifinal with a knee injury. Not since Roger Federer won five in a row from 2004-08 has a man repeated at the final Grand Slam tournament of the season.
It had maximum winds of 85mph with higher gusts, with tropical storm force winds extending up to 125 miles from the storms centre. The Category 1 hurricane remained 580 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands, which include Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Luis Enrique didn't want to reveal his side, although he said he knows what it will be, but did praise captain Sergio Ramos . The team did win the group by goal difference but it was surprised in the round of 16 by Russian Federation .
Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center continues to track Tropical Storm Isaac as it continues to move west in the Caribbean. Because the storm was so strong earlier in the week, it built up a wall of water which will push inland as the storm surge .
The Delta Fire was human-caused, fire officials said, but they didn't indicate whether it was arson or accident. Patience was running thin at the Pilot Travel Center in the town of Weed, near the northern end of the closure.
The state emergency office recommends that kits have enough supplies for every person in your household for three to seven days. Accurate keeping of storm track records is a relatively recent activity, especially when you factor in satellite records.
Meanwhile, tennis umpires are also considering forming a union as they feel no one is standing up for them. Ramos will next umpire at the U.S. -Croatia Davis Cup semi-final in Zadar, Croatia this weekend.
The new Watches have a new back that offers a completely new electrical sensor that does an actual ECG to check your heart health. The Apple iPhone XS offers a faster device, a tougher shell, although we aren't yet sure by how much, and a better camera .
Trubisky called his own number on an option and scored the first touchdown of the Nagy era on a two-yard run to make it 7-0. Kizer was the Packers' quarterback for two series and produced two of the most embarrassing turnovers I've ever seen.
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