Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert Respond To Donald Trump’s Claims About Puerto Rico

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"I mean, he used the excuse that it was hard to get to Puerto Rico because it was an island as if no one ever knew Puerto Rico was an island and now when it comes to Hurricane Florence, he's putting a little more focus on it but if I were the folks in North Carolina, I wouldn't feel too comfortable that President Trump going to be trying to help the people of the Carolinas", said Jason Ortiz with the Connecticut Puerto Rican Agenda.

At least five people have died during Hurricane Florence after the storm made landfall on the North Carolina coast on Friday.

There was a higher and more persistent risk of death for people living in "low socioeconomic development municipalities" while men aged 65 and over "experienced continuous elevated risk of death through February".

"Casualties don't make a person look bad, so I have no reason to dispute these numbers", he said.

Puerto Rico's governor raised the U.S. territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 after an independent study found the number of people who died in the aftermath had been severely under-counted.

"The official death toll from last year's storm stood at 64 until late August, although doubts had been cast on that estimate".

Puerto Rico now says 2,975 people died on the island because of the storm. On Thursday, the president was criticized by members of his own party, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, for claiming the Hurricane Maria death toll was a lie.

Nerybelle Perez holds a picture of her father, World War II veteran Efrain Perez, who died inside an ambulance after being turned away from the largest public hospital when it had no electricity or water, days after Hurricane Maria passed, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, June 7, 2018. Carlson started by asking him about comments he made regarding Russian Federation, and Avenatti said Trump should "not be standing shoulder to shoulder with Vladimir Putin and choosing Russian Federation over the hardworking men and women of the intelligence community that risk their lives for this country".

SC Response to Florence Transitions to Flood Preparation
On its Facebook page, the county said the evacuation was in effect along the Lower Little River near the Cumberland County line. Since the storm began, weather experts gave already recorded more than 20 inches of rain in southeastern North Carolina.

"We've been battling through it", Cora said, via NBC Sports Boston.

The team, which worked independently of the Puerto Rican government, looked at death certificates, spoke to funeral home directors and interviewed doctors, health officials, hospital directors and forensic pathologists to reach their conclusion. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!' Trump wrote.

"They hired.GWU Research to tell them how many people had died in Puerto Rico (how would they not know this?)", Trump added.

Cora indicated that the Puerto Rican people are continuing their efforts to a return to normalcy.

"I hate that people make it a political issue", Cora said.

Trump touted the federal government's response as "an incredible, unsung success" this week.

Throughout his presidency, Trump has struggled to publicly express empathy at times of national crises, sparking outrage during his post-Maria visit when he feuded with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and tossed out paper towels to victims like he was shooting baskets.

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