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None of that is true, Meyers said, including the part about Puerto Rico being inaccessible ("There's a Jet Blue flight there every half hour", he noted), but it's not surprising that Trump is having a hard time calming people down because he is so freaked out over Bob Woodward's new book, Fear.

The official figure was released last month after an independent study. He accused Democrats of making up "really large numbers" of deaths to make him "look as bad as possible".

"I ignore them because none of them make sense", said Michelle Cruz, a 48-year-old airline worker whose mother died in December from septicemia after contracting an infection in a hospital during surgery after Maria. Begnaud says there was not a single cot in a warehouse in Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria struck.

"Mr Trump you can try and bully us with your tweets BUT WE KNOW OUR LIVES MATTER", she tweeted.

Where does the official death toll come from?

The report found Puerto Rico's emergency-supply warehouses were almost empty when Hurricane Maria hit in October, without things like cots or tarps, because numerous supplies had been rerouted to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico's governor last month raised the US territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975.

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George Washington University also counted those who died in the six months following the storm as a result of poor healthcare provision and a lack of electricity and clean water.

"And so we're reorganizing the firepower of the federal government underneath these critical lifelines, we're pushing forward".

On Tuesday, Trump described the hurricane as "tremendously big and tremendously wet", and praised the government's maligned response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico past year.

Santana's images appear to have been taken by drone, and he accompanied them saying, "Although you do not believe it ... nearly a million boxes of water that were never delivered to the people of PR, before the emergency of Hurricane Maria".

In April 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reported the water was sitting unused, Ottmar Chávez, administrator of Puerto Rico's General Services Administration, said in a statement.

Cruz criticized Trump in a series of tweets, including one that said, "If he thinks the death of 3,000 people (is) a success God help us all".

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