President TrumpDonald John TrumpPaul McCartney slams Trump in new song: "We've got a mad captain sailing this boat" George Conway rips Trump over tweet about Obama's "57 states" gaffe Pompeo doubles down on criticism of Kerry: The Iran deal failed, "let it go" MORE on Sunday praised the work of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and first responders in handling the initial effects of Hurricane Florence, declaring their efforts will only ramp up as the storm weakens.
Puerto Rican authorities have accepted the results of the study by George Washington University.
Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle hammered Trump in a press statement on Thursday, as reported here by Daily Voice, promising to see him in court in a lawsuit filed by Puerto Ricans displaced to NY by Hurricane Maria. The government had previously put the official death toll at 64. It's because better information has been gathered than was available in the chaotic days after Hurricane Maria hit - and, sadly, because more people died as a result of the devastating damage to the island's infrastructure. An independent study by researchers at George Washington University commissioned by the Puerto Rican government estimated almost 3,000 people died because of the storm, a figure the president has disputed.
Long gave other examples - increased heart attacks because of stress, people falling off their house trying to fix the roof or dying in vehicle crashes in intersections where the lights aren't working.More news: Trump orders 'immediate' declassification of FISA documents, DOJ-FBI texts
Ocasio-Cortez said, "I think what happened in my family is what happened to thousands of Puerto Ricans.in the neglect and government inaction, there was so little response, so little connection, you don't know whether a hospital lost power. You can't blame spousal abuse after a disaster on anybody", Long said.
"Spousal abuse goes through the roof".
The president reiterated the claim days later, insisting that the death toll had risen "like magic", after he had initially been told in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane that the storm had caused "anywhere from six to 18 deaths".
This shows that there is a lack of congressional oversight which is especially striking the serious questions that remain unanswered of the questions about the hurricane which have killed near to 2,975 people, as per researchers at George Washington University.More news: USA imposes new $200bn tariffs on China
According to the Post, Long, in explaining the president's point, "suggested researchers took into account deaths due to a range of causes with tenuous links to the storm, such as automobile accidents and domestic violence". Namely, she said the issue is the "modern-day colonial relationship" between the United States and Puerto Rico. "The people who pass away in these storms are the most vulnerable".
Reports by Politico and the Wall Street Journal claimed that DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had asked for Long's resignation amid concerns over his lengthy commutes back home, something Long disputes ever happened.
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