Despite the fact that the Puerto Rican government has updated the official death toll to nearly 3,000, Trump still claims the U.S. did “a fantastic job.”
The Puerto Rican government has acknowledged that the death toll following Hurricane Maria was far higher than previously thought.
Residents of Puerto Rico placed hundreds of pairs of shoes outside the Capitol building in San Juan on Friday to symbolize and honor the nearly 5,000 people who died as a result of Hurricane Maria.
A study released by Harvard in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that at least 4,645 people died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria, a death toll 70 times higher than the official count.
Nearly a year after the devastating Hurricane Maria made landfall, the island of Puerto Rico is entering this year’s hurricane season without ever having recovered from the last one.