While North and South Carolina struggle with the after effects of Hurricane Florence, Trump continues to deny hurricane deaths in Puerto Rico.

By |2018-09-15T06:02:51-08:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

Is he still talking about himself in the third person?

That is so troubling.

Here was how the NYT reported on Trump’s initial tweets about the George Washington University findings: 

The 3,000 figure comes from an estimate in a study by independent researchers at George Washington University and commissioned by the Puerto Rico government.

The researchers found that government data documented 16,608 deaths from September 2017 to February 2018 — 2,975 more deaths than underpredicted mortality rates. In other words, researchers explicitly tried to avoid counting people who “died for any reason, like old age.”

Hours after the study was released in late August, the government of Puerto Rico revised its estimated death toll to 2,975 people.

Even if Mr. Trump has expressed doubts, at least five other independent analyses — using a number of methodologies and examining varying amounts of time elapsed since the hurricane made landfall — pin the toll around 1,000 or more, magnitudes larger than the six to 18 deaths he cited.

The New York Times also lists the sequence of reports that almost immediately refuted the initial official numbers and started calculating hundreds, and then thousands of potential fatalities. 

A second NYT article quotes Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio giving the obvious reason for Trump’s inability to accept these numbers:

“He pushes back against the data on deaths, not because he’s upset by the loss of nearly 3,000 lives but because he’s terrified of responsibility, failure and blame,” said Michael D’Antonio, a Trump biographer. “Were someone else president, Trump would be the first to tweet an attack on an administration that struggled the way his did after Maria. Now he imagines that others will attack him, so he’s acting first.”

Exactly! Trump would be viciously attacking any other president who had failed so spectacularly and cannot accept that he deserves that level of blame as well. 

But unfortunately for Trump, the facts show that his lack of an adequate response resulted in over a thousand more deaths than were attributed to Hurricane Katrina, a disaster that forever stained the presidency of George W. Bush. 

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  1. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 9:10 am

    little donnie is suppose to visit the hurricane disaster area, after they clean up of course so he doesn’t get anything icky.

    Since he has told us it was going to be” tremendously wet”, I hope his aides remind him to take Bounty “the quicker picker upper” brand paper towels to throw at people this time.

  2. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Since Pat Robertson prayed for the hurricane to avoid his area, how many of the dead in the Carolinas does he have on his hands?

    • Eye Roll Troll September 15, 2018 at 9:39 am

      I expect him to do absolutely nothing humanitarian effort as Joel Osteen didn’t during Harvey until he was shamed into opening his doors.

  3. Hudson September 15, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Trump is so intellectually challenged that he can not distinguish between how many died when the hurricane was there, with its wind and rain doing the immediate damage — AND — how many more died because of the after effects of the storm, after it had left the island. The only deaths he can accept as being the fault of the hurricane are those that were immediate. He can not understand that because there was no power for so very long, or water, or food, or anything really that the people needed to survive, that deaths occurred AFTER THE HURRICANE had come and gone, which still were attributable to that storm.

  4. anon September 15, 2018 at 10:19 am

    when you don’t have electricity, basic health care, medicines, water and public safety — people die. all of those deaths are on the poor response.

  5. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Why is he even commenting about that Hurricane? The Puerto Rico people have moved on. They understood how things were and are and they have moved on. It seems like Donald knows he’s done bad so he keeps trying to justify himself. Why else would he keep harping about this? Okay, Donnie. You fucked up. Now move on. There’s more fuck ups comin’ your’ way.

    • 500Mpowerless September 15, 2018 at 1:48 pm


      ‘Needless to say, the tweets are seriously angry.’
      “Anything else on your mind tonight, bro?”
      ‘Of course, you’re missing the difference between a lapsus linguae, and your tortured glossolalia of barely coherent word vomit.’
      ‘We’re in the middle of a deadly hurricane – a controversial Supreme Court pick – and everyday life and Y you are obsessed with Obama? wtf – we don’t have a legit president and it shows – you’re a motherfucking fraud’

  6. abbafan September 15, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    More dithering from Mr. Dithers. Nero fiddled while Rome burned, Zero golfed while the Carolinas flooded…
    fuckin’ useless fat dotard…

  7. puck September 15, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    …if i only had a brain. absurd for the absurd.

  8. 5 September 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm


    One number major news organizations have not given is five.

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