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‘My father died alone, without power’: Internet explodes in fury as Trump denies 2975 Puerto Rico deaths

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President Donald Trump has made many vile and offensive statements. Ask anyone in America what they think is the worst thing he’s said and there’s probably a good chance they’ll be able to come up with one.

But denying the hurricane-related deaths of 2975 Americans may be the most inhuman remark President Trump has ever uttered. And the fact he did it the morning before a major deadly hurricane is about to hit the Eastern United States makes it all the worse.

Earlier Thursday morning President Trump took to Twitter to say, “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico.”

Except, they did.

A Harvard study found “4645 excess deaths” due to the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. In fact, the study’s authors say “this number is likely to be an underestimate because of survivor bias.”

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But the official study by George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health finds 2975 people died because of the hurricanes.

That independent study’s results have now become the official death toll, according to the government of Puerto Rico.

By comparison, there were 2977 victims who died on 9/11.
1833 people died during Katrina.

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Meanwhile, President Trump’s tweets, his sheer denial of the deaths of “3000” people, have caused tremendous outrage and hurt.

Some shared personal stories of the family members they lost in Puerto Rico as a result of the Trump administration’s failures.


And many others expressed outrage.

 


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GOP strategist delivers devastating analysis of Trump’s ‘Make America White Again’ agenda on CNN

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Republican strategist Tara Setmayer on Tuesday delivered a brutal analysis of President Donald Trump's strategy to win reelection, which she dubbed "Make America White Again."

During a panel discussion on Trump ramping up his racist attacks on four Democratic women of color, Setmayer argued that appealing solely to angry white voters was the only hope he had of winning in 2020.

"It's 'Make America White Again,' according to the president of the United States, because everyone in the country is not welcome," she said. "If you have a deference of opinion, you're not welcome."

She then went on to document all the ways Trump is uniquely unfit to judge who does and does not belong in the United States.

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Trump raked over the coals by WSJ for ‘politically stupid’ racist comments debacle

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In a brutally blunt column from the conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, the editors scolded Donald Trump for being "politically stupid" by wading into a dispute between factions within the Democratic Party that has blown up in his face.

Under a headline reading, "Defining Politics Down," the editorial seemed less concerned with Trump's racist attacks and more with the fact that he has made his racism front and center as the country gears up for the 2020 election.

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Dear NeverTrumpers: Either help or STFU

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Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed that the NeverTrumpers — repentant Republicans and conservatives — have been offering up lots of advice for how the Democrats can win the next election. Their jackhammer advice has basically been limited to urging the party to disavow its activist, progressive members in order to secure the contrarian swing voters who cast ballots for Barack Obama twice, then switched to Donald Trump in 2016.

Before I offer up a come-to-Jesus moment for the NeverTrumpers, let me say that as many of you know, I’ve defended members of this exiled faction in the past, and continue to stand by the idea that we need to form a coalition to close the loopholes exposed by Donald Trump’s malfeasance as a means of preventing another, perhaps more dangerous monster from sashaying through the Trump-shaped hole in the wall. To be clear: I’m not talking about conceding on policy or platform planks. I’m merely suggesting a detente between voices who all agree that Trump is a menace and his presidency is an existential national crisis.

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