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Trump: High Hurricane Maria Death Toll is a Democratic Conspiracy

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The Trump regime has not formally acknowledged that a combination of the hurricane itself and incompetence -- perhaps even indifference -- led to the deaths of nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans and that has not changed today even though Trump spent the morning tweeting about it.

Trump more or less called the number fake this morning and he said it's a Democratic conspiracy.


If you're reading this you're probably already aware, but the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, commissioned a study to determine the real death toll because the government was incapable of determining it on their own.

Rosselló was pressured by his own constituents, not Democrats, to commission the study because refusing to acknowledge so many deaths has led to logistical and practical problems not to mention that not acknowledging so many deaths is like some form of mass gaslighting. It's like telling people their losses weren't real.

It's just a few short steps from Sandy Hook trutherism to Hurricane Maria trutherism and we know Trump is a big fan of Alex Jones.

  • muselet

    The administrator of FEMA, Brock Long, just this week issued a report that acknowledged the agency was unprepared for what heppened to Puerto Rico, and yes, “No shit, Sherlock!” is an appropriate response.

    Donald Trump can believe in all the conspiracy theories he wishes, but FEMA officially admits it blew its response to Hurricane Maria. Indeed—given the incompetence, indifference and negligence on display—it’s amazing the excess mortality wasn’t an order of magnitude higher than it was.

    In a sane universe, Congress would long since have begun exercising its oversight powers.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    It really is a thing on the Right to lie about dead people now isn’t it?
    • Vince Foster
    • Sandy Hook victims
    • Seth Rich
    • Sgt. LaDavid Johnson

    Look up the history of a one David Bossee trying to use the suicide of a young collage student to attack Bill Clinton.

    Now thousands lost due to natural disaster, and they’re beginning to do something similar with the accusation of child molestation. See Gate, Pizza; Gunn, James

    It feels like the GOP is descending into madness.

  • mnpollio

    Truthfully, it is a compliment to say this man is a sh*t. At least, sh*t can serve a purpose as fertilizer. Trump is a complete black hole waste of space. And as for his supporters/cheerleaders, I am sorry, but if you are socializing with and running interference for conservatives who identify as Nazi sympathizers, KKK supporters, misogynists, homophobes, and sociopaths whose complete lack of empathy allows them to dismiss the massive tragedies of events like Hurricane Maria and Sandy Hook etc. then you are no better than they are and deserve every bit of ridicule, disdain and appalling behavior that is directed your way. These people need to be held accountable immediately.

    • Aynwrong

      The calculation of the vast majority of Republican voters:

      Conservative on Supreme Court > Puerto Rican lives