"I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success", Trump said. He said the toll was no greater than 18 when he visited the island previous year and "did not go up by much". "Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000", he said in a tweet Thursday morning as Carolinians prepared to be pummeled by Hurricane Florence.
A report earlier this month by the Government Accountability Office described the government as "down to the bottom of the barrel" in staffing by the time Maria hit Puerto Rico, citing a series of other hurricanes and catastrophic wildfires previous year that overwhelmed federal disaster responders.
Kaniewski defended the decision, amid a tense time for the agency, as President Trump lauded the agency's handling of the hurricane and disputed an analysis that put the death toll at almost 3,000 people - while Hurricane Florence started slamming into the Carolinas.
"I disagree with @POTUS- an independentstudy said thousands were lost and Gov. Rosselló agreed". That left him with enough phone time to insult Jamie Dimon, the J.P. Morgan Chase CEO who said he could beat Trump in 2020 because he's "smarter than he is".
Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here
Many newcomers have moved to the coast in the almost 19 years since the last strong hurricane - Floyd - threatened the area. Florence was upgraded twice Monday to a Category 4. "Right now it's 625 miles South of Bermuda, with 105 mph winds".
Mr Gutierrez, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, was involved in the USA territory's recovery operation. The one thing for sure, the Red Sox helped, [so did] the Cubs, the Pirates, the Houston Astros, there's a lot of people in the States that are still helping us.
At 6:17 a.m., Andrew Gillum, the Democrat running for Florida governor, tweeted: "No death is partisan and our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico deserved better from @realDonaldTrump before, during and after the hurricane". Wednesday, Trump called her "totally incompetent" when he tweeted another defense of how the emergency was managed.
"Hey, man, thank you for helping us".
George Washington University stood by its estimate.
In January, Cora led a Red Sox delegation to Puerto Rico to distribute aid.
Trump insisted on Twitter that Democrats inflated the death toll "related to Hurricane Maria" to score political points against him.
Rossello said Puerto Ricans "do not deserve to have their pain questioned" and backed the study.
In one Twitter post, Trump accused "Democrats" of fabricating the revised death toll "to make me look as bad as possible".
We should note the response to Hurricane Maria was made especially challenging by these one-off factors: It was the third major hurricane of the season, it struck outside the continental USA, and Puerto Rico's electric grid and financial situation was already in disarray.
Trump Salutes Kim for N.Korean Parade without Nuclear Missiles
North Korea has long used parades to display the strength of its military, having most recently held one of February of this year. The guide said Kim Jung Un "appreciates lovely women and wants North Korean women to be the most attractive of all".
"This was the worst natural disaster in our modern history", Rossello said".
While this performance was much better than predicted in pre-election polls, it is the party's poorest result since 1908. All the smaller parties, except the Greens, improved on their 2014 results at the expense of the two larger parties.
Chrissy Teigen lays a congratulatory smooch on husband John Legend after he won his first Emmy Sunday, joining the EGOT club . It's an important step forward in racial diversity in the arts community, and a monumental achievement for John Legend .
Defending champion Sloane Stephens could not repeat her dream performance from previous year , but she gave it her all. Chronis tendonitis has plagued him throughout his career, but in recent times it appeared that it was controlled.
Ashrawi said the Palestinian leadership was weighing its options, including ending security discussions with the U.S. The court has been hobbled by the refusal of the U.S., Russia, China and other major nations to join.
Start building new plants now. "And of course, the world needs both USA and China to prosper, for the world to do well". The company said on its website that it spent over $50 billion for goods purchased from USA suppliers a year ago .
He wanted to see the United States president in person as he spoke in his home town, the city of Billings. The same group of staffers reviewed a photo of the emblem and searched online for more information.
A former professional umpire has opened up about why officials are so furious after Serena Williams' US Open blow-up. For me to say " thief " and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark".
The diminutive iPhone SE, with its 4-inch screen, is dropping from the iPhone stable, as is the 4.7-inch-screen iPhone 6s. It's faster, with a new 7nm A12 Bionic processor , has up to 512GB in storage and has dual-SIM support.
The new iPhones will still use Lightning, and what's odd about that is that Apple will continue to ship them with a 5W charger. New MacBook: The company is preparing a new lower-cost laptop with a 13-inch Retina display to succeed the MacBook Air.
Chen has been MIA this week during her day job on "The Talk ", saying in a statement that she was spending time with family. It was the first time that Chen had ended Big Brother with "Julie Chen-Moonves", and people definitely noticed.
This gesture was just one way that Meghan has tried to keep up with the few remaining friends she has left. Meghan also apparently picked up her dog's mess, with Petrillo using the hashtag #princessespickuppooptoo.
While Packers fans feared the worst, Rodgers surprised nearly everyone by coming out on the sideline for the second half. Rodgers said he would undergo additional tests on Monday, but "as long as there are no major issues, I'll keep playing".
Pogba has always been a show off, says Doucoure
Speaking to The Times , Neville has revealed what he'd say to the midfielder in the dressing room if he was still a United player. And he cast doubt on his future just last week when he claimed that there's a possibility of him leaving the club in January.
Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast
A police vehicle patrols the beach ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S. The storm is expected to be just offshore by Friday and is now a Category 3 storm with 125mph top sustained winds.
Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane
The storm was expected to bring rain and high surf rising to rise up to 18 feet on east-facing shores of Hawaii Island and Maui. Olivia's motion is forecast to continue for the next couple of days, with a WSW turn anticipated by Tuesday.
Supreme Court says homosexuality is legal
Until today, nine still had the original British laws in place more or less unchanged, including India. He noted, "Human sexuality can not be confined to a binary".