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The study, which was conducted without the backing of any political group, surveyed 3,000 residences across the United States' territory and found Puerto Ricans died at a much higher rate in the four months following the hurricane than in the same time period a year earlier.

President Trump on Thursday falsely accused Democrats of inflating the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico a year ago, rejecting a government assessment that the storm had claimed almost 3,000 lives. And New Orleans was far more accessible than the mountainous island of Puerto Rico.

Suddenly, the official toll was revised to 2,975, reflecting the results of a study done by George Washington University.

Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's electricity grid, leaving the island largely without power for weeks and crippling its health care system. Much of the USA territory was without power for weeks.

Some well-known Republicans split with Trump on the issue.

"Casualties don't make a person look bad", House Speaker Paul Ryan said, breaking with the president.

"It was devastating. It was a awful storm". I toured the entire island.

"I have no reason to dispute those numbers", he added. "That is just what happened".

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat who is being challenged by Scott in November, called Trump's comments "shameful". I don't know. We will never know how many, how many we lost.

He added in a tweet: "The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching". "I'll continue to help PR".

Trump has consistently denied any fault for his administration in the aftermath of the storm. Throughout the week, the president has repeatedly defended his administration's efforts in Puerto Rico, calling it an "incredible, unsung success" and renewed his verbal spat with Cruz, the San Juan mayor. Cruz had earlier described the federal disaster response in the U.S. territory a "despicable act of neglect". He also said he thought Trump "sees every attack on him as sort of undercutting his legitimacy". "It was one of the best jobs that's ever been done with respect to what this is all about".

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"In a humanitarian crisis, you should not be grading yourself". I know probably he doesn't feel that way.

Stephen Lawson said DeSantis "has always worked to help the Puerto Rican community", and the former congressman representing Volusia and Flagler counties held a House oversight hearing earlier this year to identify deficiencies in the federal response to Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico's government is run by the New Progressive party, a pro-statehood, Puerto Rico-only party.

She said at the time that back-to-back hurricanes previous year prompted "the largest domestic disaster response mission in history". Burgoa says. "That is what is important for public health: What are the needs of the population?" "And so, we're reorganizing the firepower of the federal government underneath these critical lifelines, we're pushing forward", Long added.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a Democrat who has sparred with the president, tweeted that "Trump is so vain he thinks this is about him".

About the new death toll from Hurricane Maria released by the Puerto Rican government in August. Its inhabitants are USA citizens, though they are barred from voting in presidential elections and have only one congressional representative with limited voting powers.

The new estimated Maria death-toll estimate covers six months after the storm hit, not four, so immediately we're talking apples and at least some oranges.

"The aftereffects, people don't talk about that", he said.

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

But Trump, that official said, was unwilling to admit even internally that more needed to be done on the island.

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