Paul Ryan: ‘No reason to dispute’ Puerto Rico death toll

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

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It stands on its own as a testament to the horrific circumstances that Hurricane Maria inflicted on the people of Puerto Rico.

It's unclear why the water was never utilized but Ceiba Mayor Angel Cruz Ramos claims too much water was delivered at the wrong time. Then, a long time later, they began to report large numbers, like 3000...,' one tweet reads.

As the Inquisitr reported, Trump's denial of the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was described as "warped", "absurd", "vile", and "grotesque".

President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd in Puerto Rico a year ago following Hurricane Maria.

The Hot Topics table was sacked up this morning on "The View", as the show dove into President Donald Trump's latest tweets saying a report on the death toll in Puerto Rico was inflated to make him look bad. "Your lack of respect is appalling!".

George Washington University researchers are standing by their study that found the death toll following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was 2,975, considerably higher than first thought. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)wroteon Twitter.

President Donald Trump tours a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Maria, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

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Huntsman cut in saying she didn't think it was fair and called it hyperbolic to say Trump was a dictator, but Hostin flattened her. "My only consideration was the well-being of the Puerto Rican people".

Stewart was being interviewed Wednesday about Trump's earlier statements that his administration's handling of the hurricane that hit the USA territory was "an incredible, unsung success" and "one of the best jobs that's ever been done". He said the latest figure was more accurate and stressed that every death in the six months following the storm was not attributed to the hurricane.

The official death count increased months after the storm because the government of Puerto Rico originally did not acknowledge counts from news outlets investigating the impact of the storm.

He was criticised for treating a visit to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricane like a rally, mimicking a basketball player as he threw paper towels to Puerto Rican residents at a local relief centre.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum said "no death is partisan and our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico deserved better from @realDonaldTrump before, during and after the hurricane".

Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electricity grid, leaving the island largely without power for weeks and crippling its health care system.

Nelson also weighed in, calling Trump's contention "shameful".

"Damn it, this is not about politics, this was always about saving lives", she told NBC television. Cruz maintains the federal government's response was slow and inadequate. A range of other studies have placed the death toll estimate anywhere between 500 and 6,000.

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