Washington (CNN)Nearly 3,000 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump denied this reality as a hurricane barrels toward the Carolinas.
3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000…
I disagree with @POTUS– an independent study said thousands were lost and Gov. Rosselló agreed. I've been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand. The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching. I'll continue to help PR
Share Yahoo Sports Chris Cwik Sep 13th 2018 9:52PM Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora wasnt a big fan of President Donald Trumps comments Thursday about Puerto Rico. Cora called Trumps attempt to downplay the deaths caused by Hurricane Maria disrespectful, according to the Boston Globe.
CNNs Kevin Liptak, Jeremy Diamond, Natalie Gallon, Ashley Killough and Kate Sullivan contributed to this report.
Cora stressed that last point, saying he didnt view the issue as political. He said it was about human beings. While Cora acknowledged the government helped Puerto Rico, he questioned whether it did enough.
Donald Trumps hurricane tweets show he can always go lower
Late-night hosts criticised the presidents behaviour on Twitter after he alleged that 3,000 people didnt die as a result of Hurricane Maria
On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host criticised the president for another insane conspiracy theory. Trump tweeted that the reported number of about 3,000 was inaccurate and had been pushed by opponents just to make him look bad.
Hey, man, thank you for helping us. He went down there; he did what he did. I hate talking about politics and all that. But I think this is more than politics. This is about a country that really suffered.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Thats the official death toll, you lunatic, Meyers said. Now we know why hes so orange, his brain is just melted pumpkin guts.
Read more He continued: We dont need a book, we dont need an anonymous op-ed to tell us that the president is an addled narcissist who peddles one conspiracy theory after another.
Mr. Trump came under fire from members of both parties Thursday after he denied that nearly 3,000 people died because of Hurricane Maria. He claimed that Democrats inflated the numbers to “make [him] look as bad as possible.”
Meyers went on to share concerns over the presidents incompetence and erratic behaviour before talking about the midterms which have led to concerns being raised by Republicans.
The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, appeared on TV to compare them to a knife fight in an alley. I seriously doubt Mitch McConnell has ever been in a fight, Meyers said. Or an alley.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert also chose to discuss Trumps hurricane assertion after talking about the impending Hurricane Florence.
Colbert then talked about how the death toll hadnt received the press it deserved. It had been pushed out of the front pages because of all the other bad news about Trump, he said.
He moved on to talk about rumours that Trump is set to fire Jeff Sessions, a cabbage patch American.
He continued: Trump has had major problems with the Department of Justice, mainly the justice part.
A story this week also revealed how Trump originally wanted to take off braille from the elevator in Trump Tower. Youd think Trump would love braille. Its like reading through groping, he said.
Trump reportedly insisted that blind people wouldnt be living there. If youve seen Trump Tower, Im pretty sure blind people decorated it, Colbert said.
S**tstorm Donald has strengthened to a Category 5 as it bears down on the U.S. with a reckless disregard for facts. pic.twitter.com/o2BWRqVSSs
Finally on The Daily Show, Trevor Noah also brought up Trumps Hurricane Maria tweet. He would have won the hurricane if you deduct the thousands of people who died illegally, he joked.
Noah continued: After all the beef Trump has had, I feel like it was only a matter of time before he started a beef with dead people. This was inevitable.