Reality Check: Is President Trump’s Puerto Rico Tweet Accurate?

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And New Orleans was far more accessible than the mountainous island of Puerto Rico.

"All the experts agree that the number of 64 is not real", he said, referencing the Puerto Rican government's official hurricane death count before the GWU study.

The San Juan apartment we stayed in had no power and no water. This is more fake news propagated by anti-Trump activists.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said: "Casualties don't make a person look bad". One year after the devastating storm, a precise figure is yet to be declared. I toured the entire island.

"When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from six to 18 deaths", Trump said. "I have no reason to dispute these numbers". "Those are just the facts of what happened". "We're not able to say that now", Goldman told CNN late last month.

"I don't buy the idea that the President is indifferent to our friends in PR".

Trump maintained as recently as Tuesday that his response to the storm was an "incredible unsung success". Cruz maintains the federal government's response was slow and inadequate.

Republican Ron DeSantis' campaign issued a statement that said the gubernatorial candidate -- typically one of Trump's most-ardent supporters -- is "committed to standing with the Puerto Rican community, especially after such a tragic loss of life" and that he "doesn't believe any loss of life has been inflated".

The author (left) and members of HuffPost's video team speak with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto in October 2017.

"In a humanitarian crisis, you should not be grading yourself. I don't know. It's something I'd be interested in finding out", Sen.

While the President has frequently praised the government response in the year since the hurricane, others in the administration have acknowledged learned lessons. The U.S. Government Accountability Office subsequently found numerous failures on the part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including a lack of trained personnel, equipment and supplies in Puerto Rico.

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"It's my family, and it was my home for a long time", Cassidy said. We've seen conflicting information associated with the process of coming up with a realistic accounting of how many people died during and after the storm. Every time we needed to use the bathroom, we had to descend 10 stories and wait in line at a nearby store.

In a pair of tweets Thursday, Trump accused Democrats of inflating the number to make him look bad.

Trump on Thursday tweeted "3,000 people did not die" in Puerto Rico and called the death count a move by Democrats to make him look bad.

In a tweet, Trump said, "3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico".

Ricardo Rossello, Puerto Rico's governor who aligns with Republicans, said: "It is time to remember all those who lost their lives".

In a statement, the institute said it would "stand by the science underlying our study".

After almost a year of controversy over the figures, the island's governor said the new estimate would now be considered the official death toll.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum said "no death is partisan and our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico deserved better from @realDonaldTrump before, during and after the hurricane".

Another study carried out by Harvard University and published in May estimated the death toll from the hurricane and its aftermath could have been higher than 4,600.

He claimed the Democrats were behind the figure in order to politically discredit him.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNN's request for clarification on Trump's claim of the billions of dollars raised.

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