Hurricane Maria:Trump’s Administration Defends New Death Toll
U.S President Donald Trump supports “full accountability” in the assessment of the death toll in Puerto Rico from the Hurricane Maria incidence, a top aide revealed on Tuesday, but the White House did not in any way or directly address a new estimate that pegs the death toll in the thousands.
Reacting to a George Washington University study which states that about 3,000 people died in last year’s storm (Hurricane maria), the White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the Donald Trump administration supports “ensure a full accountability and transparency of fatalities.”
“The American people, including those grieving the loss of a loved one, deserve no less,” Sanders said in a statement while reacting to the new study report on Hurricane Maria.
Detailed reports hs it that from September 2017 to February 2018, 2,975 people died. This is according to the study by George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, which was back then commissioned by the Puerto Rican government. This is a stunning increase over the 64 deaths counted by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s administration.
White House Press Seceretary Sarah Sanders did not comment directly on whether the White House agrees with the study’s new findingsor not. Trump’s administration however has faced criticism at the time for its kind of response to the storm (Hurricane Maria).