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Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll, blames Democrats 

Washington, September 13  

US President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed Puerto Rico’s official death toll of 3,000 from last year’s Hurricane Maria and accused Democrats, without providing evidence, of inflating the figures to make him look bad.

“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. …  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,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible …” 

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