Transcript for Trump claims revised Puerto Rico death toll inflated by Democrats
The president has been very active on Twitter this morning he is warning about hurricane Florence also assuring the American public that the federal government is ready. Also though he is arguing against that death told from hurricane Maria which reared Mary ouster for acute Karen Travers. Is that the white house with a look at all this and Karen let's start with what the president saying about. And the president is said to be monitoring the storm forecast very closely he's talking to lawmakers governors. In all estates that are going to be potentially be impacted by hurricane Florence. And he's also still issuing those warnings that Americans in the storms and need to listen to state and local officials still heed those evacuation orders that they haven't left RA. Get out the president wrote this morning and Twitter we are completely ready for hurricane Florence as the storm gets even larger and more powerful. Be careful. Diane there are no public events on president comes scheduled today sounds of right now we are not going to see him there's no briefing from the Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Wouldn't be surprise if they add something later at we have seen a president all week commenting on Florence. So far right now his messages are just coming out on tweets. Are an out to Maria Hughes and we got that revised up told not that long ago from the government of Puerto Rico saying roughly 3000 people. Died in that storm the president is now calling that into question is there reason to doubt that number. Yet this is pretty incredible series of treats from the president this morning all of week now he has been pushing back against criticism of how the federal government responded. In any immediate aftermath a -- he Maria and how they handled problems on the island over the months after that the president this morning writes that. 3000 people did not die in a two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. He added in another post that the increase death tolls was done by Democrats. In order to make him look as bad as possible couple weeks ago a team of independent researchers I base at a George Washington University. Up that death total to nearly 3000 from 64. Officials in Puerto Rico the government there takes that and now uses that as their official death tall. President as saying that. This wasn't. In the store and that this is all in the aftermath of it in that the federal government did a great job giving the difficult logistics and the challenges that they were facing. President also wrote on Twitter quote. It a person died for any reason like old aged just have them on to the list that politics but of course these researchers and say. That because of the federal government's response there were issues with electricity there is she's getting supplies water things that people really needed. And that resulted in this massive death poll Karen Travers from the White House have a look at what president trump is nothing about Florence. And hurricane Maria Karen thank you.
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