Hurricane Maria named the deadliest US natural disaster in over 100 years
2,995 Americans died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, with over 2,000 of those dying well after the storm due to neglect by the Trump administration.
JUST IN: San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz: President Trump saying “I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico” a day after Hurricane Maria death toll was officially increased to 2,975 shows the president is “incapable of feeling solidarity and empathy.” pic.twitter.com/hh0UYixCiW
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 29, 2018
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Last year, Trump said Hurricane Maria wasn’t “a real catastrophe like Katrina” because hundreds of people didn’t die and graded himself a “10” out of 10 for his response.
New numbers show:
Hurricane Maria: 2,975 deaths
Hurricane Katrina: 1,836 deaths
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 28, 2018