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Trump Creates Political Storm with False Claim on Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll

As Hurricane Florence churned toward the Carolinas, President Trump on Thursday diverted attention from the government’s preparations for the monster storm to his personal grievances over last year’s Hurricane Maria by falsely claiming a conspiracy to inflate the death toll in Puerto Rico.

Friday, September 14, 2018
The Washington Post
Topics: 
Donald Trump
Environment
Author Info: Robert Costa, Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey
Teaser Text: 
As Hurricane Florence churned toward the Carolinas, President Trump on Thursday diverted attention from the government’s preparations for the monster storm to his personal grievances over last year’s Hurricane Maria by falsely claiming a conspiracy to inflate the death toll in Puerto Rico.
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