The death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has recently been questioned by President Trump.
After a report conducted by researchers at George Washington University found that nearly 3,000 people died from the Hurricane, Trump tweeted, “3,000 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.”
He went on to blame the democrats and bad politics for the inflated number.
And according to a new poll from HuffPost and YouGov, roughly 25 percent believe that to be true.
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Trump has touted his administration’s response to the Hurricane, “I think Puerto Rico was incredibly successful...and I actually think it was one of the best jobs that’s ever been done with respect to what we’re talking about.”
Officials on the island point to a lack of clean drinking water and electricity as key reasons for the increased death toll.
This all comes as the effects of Hurricane Florence continue to impact millions of people. According to Axios, more than 30 people have died as a result of the Hurricane.