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Trump Silent on PR Hurricane Deaths, Falsely Claims Coast Guard Saved 16,000

HeadlineJun 07, 2018

During Trump’s tour of FEMA, the president did not mention a new study that found Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 people in Puerto Rico, 70 times the official toll. Trump did make the claim that the U.S. Coast Guard saved 16,000 people who sailed into the Gulf of Mexico to watch Hurricane Harvey as it struck Texas last year. The Coast Guard says there’s no evidence to back Trump’s claim, as did Texas’s governor.

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