He disputed the fact that almost 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of two hurricanes that hit the island. Trump said there were "6 to 18 deaths" shortly after the storm hit Puerto Rico in 2017. Then, a long time later, they started... Instead, he argued, without providing evidence, that the death toll was a Democratic claim to make him look bad.
Mr Trump said people who died for any reason - "like old age" - had been added to the total.
"The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous".
Bahamonde said FEMA chose to move the bottled water to the runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, and make them available on a government contract in January, as demand for the water from the Puerto Rican government decreased.More news: Many fleeing to Jacksonville ahead of Hurricane Florence
WASHINGTON-President Trump on Thursday denied Hurricane Maria caused 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico, falsely accusing Democrats of inflating the toll to "make me look as bad as possible". That is only an estimate, however, since they did not study how each individual died, although they hope to conduct that study in the future. "It's kinda like he was on trial for littering, and he said on the stand, 'I only threw that cup out of my window because I was distracted by the homeless man I ran over". "He's an illegitimate president handling this situation in this way. The president has sold out the United States for the benefit of Putin".
But Trump has continued to praise his own government's response to the disaster in Puerto Rico. She compared his messages to his statements about the crowd size at his inauguration and poll numbers. "Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!" he wrote.
As one hurricane comes toward the U.S., President Trump is fighting back criticism over how his administration handled the last major hurricane.
That number was produced by public health experts at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in a report commissioned by the US territory's governor, Ricardo Rossello. "It wasn't because this president doesn't care about Puerto Rico". One exception, Florida Governor Rick Scott, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, who said, "I disagree with POTUS".More news: Emiratis in U.S. warned as Hurricane Florence approaches east coast
"I agree I've made mistakes", Rosselló said.
But when have Democrats ever let the facts get in the way of an anti-Trump myth?
"At the time that this was happening, he was more concerned with National Football League athletes protesting and kneeling then he was concerned about what's going on in the United States", she continued. "They died because they did not have water; they died because they did not have food".More news: Classic Final Fantasy PlayStation Games Are Coming To Switch