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Angry Trump supporters turn on GOP Senate candidate after he admits 3K Puerto Ricans died from hurricane

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is the Republican Party’s nominee for Senate in the Sunshine State, took to Twitter on Thursday to dispute President Donald Trump’s claim that 3,000 Puerto Ricans didn’t actually die due to Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Specifically, Scott wrote that he “disagrees” with Trump’s claim that Democrats fabricated the entire death toll to make him look bad, and he said that “an independent study said thousands were lost” on Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria last year, despite earlier estimates that just 64 people had died.

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“I’ve been to Puerto Rico seven times and saw devastation firsthand,” Scott concluded. “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 Puerto Rico.”

Scott’s decision to accurately cite hurricane death toll statistics did not sit well with many Trump supporters, however, and they accused him of being “just another liberal” because he contradicted the president.

Check out some of the reactions below.

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