Red Sox manager Alex Cora addressed President Donald Trump's comments on Thursday after the President tweeted he doubted the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit previous year. Trump then boasted about "successfully raising" billions of dollars to rebuild the territory.
Puerto Rico's governor Ricardo Rosselló, on August 28, hiked the number of fatalities from Hurricane Maria to 2,975. Trump dismissed the findings Thursday, tweeting: "If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list". "When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths", Trump wrote.
The revelation comes as President Trump doubled down on his administration's response to Hurricane Maria on Wednesday and lashed out at the mayor of San Juan, who has been a critic of the effort, as "incompetent".
'This is what denial following neglect looks like: Mr Pres in the real world people died on your watch. It also followed hard on a study commissioned by the Puerto Rican government that showed the death toll from Maria was close to 3,000. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!' Bush could at least plead that he did not know the full extent of FEMA's failure (1,833 people died in Katrina) when he made that unfortunate comment. The midpoint estimate - 2,975 deaths - has been accepted by the government of Puerto Rico as the official death toll.
Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport - almost a year after the deadly storm, according to a report. Carlson started by asking him about comments he made regarding Russian Federation, and Avenatti said Trump should "not be standing shoulder to shoulder with Vladimir Putin and choosing Russian Federation over the hardworking men and women of the intelligence community that risk their lives for this country".
Maria hit past year as Trump was feeling positive about the handling of massive hurricanes in Florida and Texas and hoping to use those efforts to stem a tide of negative press.
"My teams knew about it but first they will say, "no we cannot use them, ' months later water was no good for human consumption", he tweeted".
"He's talking about the one a year ago, because he's been tweeting a lot about what a great job he did responding to Hurricane Maria, that decimated Puerto Rico last year", Colbert said.
But in late April, the local Puerto Rican General Services Administration requested the water bottles from FEMA and began giving them out in May.
No one suggests that Trump was primarily responsible for the deaths in Puerto Rico.