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The Mayor of San Juan Has a Message for Donald Trump: This Isn't About You

 

San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto wants Trump to know that the hurricanes that happened in Puerto Rico aren’t about him.
“What kind of person gives themselves a grade or a pat on the back when there’s a humanitarian crisis where 3,000 people have died,” she asked. “If that is his idea of success, God help us.”

An independent study raised Hurricane Maria’s official death toll to nearly 3,000. Citing no evidence, Trump recently claimed that the study was a fraud. He tweeted, “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 six to 18 deaths…”

He continued to tweet, “This was a 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.”

New images also reveal an untouched stockpile of water in Ceiba, Puerto Rico left behind by FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
“There’s this famous picture of people writing S.O.S, we need water and food. And 36 minutes nearby, there was enough water,” said Cruz Soto. “That is about a million bottles of water.”

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