President Trump denies Puerto Rico death toll claim

President Donald Trump denied the death toll in Puerto Rico from the devastating hurricanes of 2017. A study by George Washington University says almost 3,000 people died, but the President said the following in two posts on his Twitter account on Thursday morning:

3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. 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...

.....This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!

Two Puerto Ricans who call Houston home, Ricardo 'DJ Silent Killa' Perez and Ashleigh Vernon Lugo respond to President Trump's tweets in an interview with Isiah Carey.