President Donald Trump has routinely denounced the number of deaths that happened in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria.
Most recently Trump denied that roughly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico.
3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2018
However, members of the House and Senate banded together to demand Trump apologize for his “grossly inaccurate” comments.
“We write to denounce your recent statements about the fatalities in Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their aftermath. These comments were grossly inaccurate, callous, embarrassing and beneath the dignity of the Office of the President of the United States. We call
on you to immediately apologize and set the record straight by publicly acknowledging the official death toll.
Read the full letter here.