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Ahead of Florence, Trump Tries to Celebrate Admin Response to Hurricane Maria

HeadlineSep 12, 2018

On Tuesday, during an Oval Office briefing on Hurricane Florence, President Trump tried to celebrate his administration’s response last year to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which killed up to 3,000 people—if not more—making it the deadliest storm in U.S. history.

President Donald Trump: “The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the governor, in Puerto Rico, I think, was tremendous. I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success.”

Meanwhile, BuzzFeed is reporting that FEMA has approved only 3 percent of requests for funeral assistance from Puerto Ricans who lost their loved ones during Hurricane Maria.

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