Trump on Hurricane Maria

Trump on Hurricane Maria

Trump on Hurricane Maria

Cora's comments came as the US braces for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to cause heavy damage as it slams into the Carolinas this week.

'This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico.

Some well-known Republicans split with Trump on the issue.

Are these the worst tweets to have ever been tweeted by Trump... so far? I know probably he doesn't feel that way.

Trump reportedly insisted that blind people wouldn't be living there.

President Trump is set to visit areas affected by Florence next week. One thing's for sure, and I told (the media) before, one thing I'm proud, we're standing up on our own two feet.

In fact, when Air Force One left Puerto Rico, the death toll stood at 45. When pressed on the tweets, Cornyn grew frustrated.

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"Now, folks, if you watch the show, you know we kid the president about being a bad person", he said.

Some appeared to be working to calm the president down.

"I have no reason to dispute those numbers", Ryan added. "It was devastating. It was a awful storm".

In the new ad, "Commitment", Scott says in Spanish, "When I don't agree with what President Trump does or says, I've said it". "I've been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand".

The Puerto Rican government updated the official death toll from 64 to 2,975 last month after Milken researchers released a highly anticipated report analyzing death certificates between September 2017, when the hurricane made landfall, and February 2018. "The people that went through this, they know what happened".

A small number of Republicans seemed to side with the president.

In Florida, which was badly hit by Hurricane Irma previous year and which received thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation of their homes, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis - who has built his campaign around his adherence to Trump's politics - tried to distance himself from the president's words.

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Rarest of all was direct criticism. She called the comments part of Trump's "theater of the absurd".

Trump's anger over the death toll drew swift rebukes from elected officials and residents of the island, where blackouts remain common, 60,000 homes still have makeshift roofs and 13 per cent of municipalities lack stable phone or internet service.

And as always, there were lawmakers who asked why the parties can't get along.

Maria came after two other deadly storms - Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida.

Trump has particularly been irritated by video footage of him throwing rolls of paper towels to a crowd of relief workers on the island, according to a Washington Post report published Thursday.

"We need leaders to fight against Donald Trump", the ad says.

The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital accused Trump of being "delusional". "But like I said, we're better than a year ago, obviously".

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It should dissipate by early next week, the hurricane center said. "The rain's going to be around for a long time", he said. Rain projections also increased, with some locations along the North Carolina coast now expected to get up to 40 inches.

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