One number major news organizations have not given is five.
But in an echo of his handling of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday to underestimate the ongoing storm’s death toll.
“Five deaths have been recorded thus far with regard to hurricane Florence!” the president said.
Five deaths have been recorded thus far with regard to hurricane Florence! Deepest sympathies and warmth go out to the families and friends of the victims. May God be with them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2018