Trump Falsely Claims 3,000 People Did Not Die In Puerto Rico Hurricane, Pushes Conspiracy Theory

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that nearly 3,000 people did not die in the hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico in 2017.

Trump also falsely claimed on Twitter that the near-3000 number came from the Democratic Party when it actually came from a study by the Puerto Rican government with researchers at George Washington University.

CNN host Alisyn Camerota called out Trump’s lies and conspiracy theory:

We need to deal with the facts, which is these 2,975 people did not die of old age. That is not true. That is not true. They did not die of old age — they died of neglect.

They would be alive today if they had had electricity, if they had been able to get their medicine, if they had been able to get water. Those are the people that are counted.

(Sources: Donald J. Trump/Twitter, Donald J. Trump/Twitter, CNN via YouTube, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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