Trump Baselessly Claims Puerto Rico Death Toll Is Dem Conspiracy To Make Him ‘Look As Bad As Possible’

Jesus Christ!
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Just when you thought you lost the ability to be shocked by this man.

After saying earlier this week that his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria was an “unsung success” and “one of the best jobs” ever done despite the massive death toll, President Donald Trump let his Twitter fingers do the talking, claiming that thousands of people didn’t perish in Puerto Rico from the hurricane.

“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico,” he wrote as the Carolinas brace for the landfall of Hurricane Florence. “When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths.”

He added that the official death toll didn’t go up by much until “a long time later,” when “they started to report really large numbers.”

“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,” Trump concluded. “If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”

We all look forward to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ attempt to spin this at her next press briefing, whenever that will be.


Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.