President Trump to visit areas affected by Hurricane Florence next week

President Trump to visit areas affected by Hurricane Florence next week

The Puerto Rican government updated the official death toll from 64 to 2,975 last month after Milken researchers released a highly anticipated report analyzing death certificates between September 2017, when the hurricane made landfall, and February 2018. "The people that went through this, they know what happened", Cora said.

A spokesman for former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who won the Florida GOP primary for governor with Trump's support, said he did not agree with Trump's tweets.

Late night show hosts like Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert used their media platforms to call out Trump's appalling and deeply insensitive response to the deaths that accumulated in wake of the storm.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello told CBS New York on Thursday that the government had sought the study and "tried to make this process a completely independent process".

Florence is forecast to dump up to a metre of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and SC.

Last month, Rossello accepted the study's conclusion that almost 3,000 people died as a result of the storm's effects. But Trump, whose efforts to help the island territory recover have been persistently criticized, was having none of that.

"I don't know who picked the number 3,000", Graham said.

"This study, commissioned by the Government of Puerto Rico, was carried out with complete independence and freedom from any kind of interference", the university said in a statement. And like I said, hey man, thank you for helping us. Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, also a native of Puerto Rico, skipped the visit to gather supplies for relief from Hurricane Maria. "I ask the president to recognize the magnitude of Hurricane Maria and continue working with my government to ensure a full recovery of the American citizens of Puerto Rico".

"3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico".

"[Three thousand] people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico", he wrote.

I hate that people that make it a political issue.

'He's been tweeting a lot about what a great job he did responding to Hurricane Maria, that decimated Puerto Rico previous year, ' Colbert said.

The head of Puerto Rico's general services administration says the water will likely be returned. "He said the first black president wasn't born here, said 3,000,000 voted illegally, said Muslims celebrated on 9/11, and thinks he could get superpowers from staring directly at the sun".

"That's the official death toll, you lunatic", Meyers said.

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora wasn't a big fan of President Donald Trump's comments Thursday about Puerto Rico.

Rossello is a leader of the island's pro-statehood New Progressive Party, which aligns with Republicans, while Cruz is from the Popular Democratic Party, whose members affiliate with the Democratic Party.