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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:19 am    Post subject: The Storm Before the Storm Reply with quote

The Storm Before The Storm
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Published on Sep 12, 2018
Stephen warns people in the path of Hurricane Florence to stay safe, while reminding the president that Stormy Daniels is headed right for him.

https://youtu.be/Hu66-KcbTk8



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Trump Calls Puerto Rico Response "An Unappreciated Great Job": A Closer Look
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Published on Sep 12, 2018
Seth takes a closer look at Trump bragging about his handling of the hurricane in Puerto Rico while it becomes clearer that there are no "adults" around the president to control his worst impulses.

https://youtu.be/iBG7k-ccg4Y

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:26 am    Post subject: Hurricane Florence, the Category 3 monster storm Reply with quote

Hurricane Florence, the Category 3 monster storm
ABC News
Published on Sep 12, 2018
Hurricane Florence expected to bring catastrophic flooding to the Southeast, with as much as 40 inches of rain in North Carolina alone.

https://youtu.be/ER8hc84ettI


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:30 am    Post subject: rump Takes $10 Million From FEMA & Gives It To ICE Reply with quote

As Hurricane Florence Threatens US, Trump Takes $10 Million From FEMA & Gives It To ICE
The Ring of Fire
Published on Sep 12, 2018
As Hurricane Florence prepares to become one of the largest and most powerful hurricanes to strike the Eastern seaboard in over 60 years, a previously unreleased document shows that Trump has moved $10 million from the budget of FEMA and gave it to ICE in order to pay for his family separation detention facilities. We’ve seen how horrible Trump’s responses to natural disasters can be, and we have little reason to think that the response to Florence will be any different, especially given the reduced funding for FEMA.

https://youtu.be/46uBrw6_iY8


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:32 am    Post subject: Trump moving FEMA funding to ICE Reply with quote

Sen. Jeff Merkley slams Trump over moving FEMA funding to ICE
CBSN
Published on Sep 12, 2018
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, joined "Red and Blue" to discuss why he made public budget documents that show the Trump administration took nearly $10 million away from FEMA and other federal agencies apparently to help pay for immigration detention centers.

https://youtu.be/YaoZ9px_Itk


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:40 am    Post subject: Lie Detectors in the White House, Hurricane Florence Reply with quote

Lie Detectors in the White House, Hurricane Florence
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Published on Sep 12, 2018

https://youtu.be/bt3AyvbP7i0


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:16 am    Post subject: Trump Denies Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll Reply with quote

Trump Denies Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll
Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of last year’s storm, according to a study accepted by Puerto Rico’s governor. The president all but called it a hoax on Twitter.
Olivia Messer and Jamie Ross

President Donald Trump on Thursday denied that thousands of people in Puerto Rico died as a result of Hurricane Maria last year, falsely claiming that one reported estimate of the true death toll was exaggerated by Democrats for political gain.

“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico,” Trump tweeted. “When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000.

“This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico,” he continued. “If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!” he added.

The figure Trump was referencing is the 2,975 deaths attributed to Maria in a report by George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. The report commissioned by Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was released last month and said 2,975 more people died in the six months following the Category 5 storm than would have died during a regular six-month period. The figure, which Rosselló said he accepted, was nearly 46 times the initial total of 64 deaths released by the Puerto Rican government.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about whether it accepts the findings of the George Washington University study.

The university’s Milken Institute, which created the report, stood by its findings and noted that it “was carried out with complete independence and freedom from any kind of interference.”

“Our results show that Hurricane Maria was a very deadly storm, one that affected the entire island but hit the poor and the elderly the hardest,” the institute said in a the statement. “We are confident that the number—2,975—is the most accurate and unbiased estimate of excess mortality to date.”

“Our results show that Hurricane Maria was a very deadly storm, one that affected the entire island but hit the poor and the elderly the hardest,” the institute said in a the statement. “We are confident that the number—2,975—is the most accurate and unbiased estimate of excess mortality to date.”

Trump and his administration were criticized from the beginning for a slow and inadequate response to the storm that struck on Sept. 16, 2017. The island has struggled over the past year to recover from the storm, which knocked out electricity in many areas for months. Medical care, food, clean water, and shelter were lacking or nonexistent for nearly as long. Thousands left for the mainland United States when conditions did not improve.

It was also revealed this week that millions of water bottles provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2017 were left sitting undistributed on an airport runway for over a year. Many of the deaths are believed to have resulted from a lack of access to clean water.

Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria is distinct from his response to the storms that hit Texas and Florida in the same season last year, an investigation by PBS and NPR found. Four days after both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in Texas and Florida, respectively, Trump visited each of those states. He didn’t visit Puerto Rico for 13 days.

About a month after the storm made landfall in Puerto Rico, 16,500 federal, civilian, and military personnel were on the island, compared to 22,300 who were called to Florida just nine days after Irma hit.

But Trump has been defensive of his response to the deadly storm since Maria struck. At a press conference on the island last year, he said his administration had gone “all out” for Puerto Rico, complaining: “I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you are throwing our budget out of whack.”

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said she holds Trump personally responsible for the deaths.

“This is what denial following neglect looks like: Mr Pres in the real world people died on your watch. YOUR LACK OF RESPECT IS APPALLING!” she tweeted Thursday after Trump’s rant.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-claims-democrats-exaggerated-hurricane-maria-death-toll?via=newsletter&source=DDMorning
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:09 am    Post subject: Trump Lies About Puerto Rico Death Toll Reply with quote

Trump Lies About Puerto Rico Death Toll as GOP Braces for Midterms
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Published on Sep 13, 2018
Seth takes a closer look at President Trump peddling another insane conspiracy theory about the death toll in Puerto Rico as Republicans brace themselves for the midterms.

https://youtu.be/WFssTjrIARE


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:12 am    Post subject: Trump is making a mockery of tragedy Reply with quote

Is there no bottom to this man's lowliness?

Anderson Cooper: Trump is making a mockery of tragedy
CNN
Published on Sep 13, 2018
CNN's Anderson Cooper says President Donald Trump made Puerto Rico's tragedy in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria a triumph for one person: himself.

https://youtu.be/fgyUgW5a78A


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:16 am    Post subject: S**tstorm Donald Rages on Twitter While Hurricane Hits Reply with quote

S**tstorm Donald Rages on Twitter While Hurricane Florence Hits the Carolinas
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Published on Sep 13, 2018
Donald Trump tweets a denial of the 3,000-person death toll in Puerto Rico, and Roy Wood Jr., Desi Lydic, and Ronny Chieng file dispatches on S**tstorm Donald from the middle of Hurricane Florence.

https://youtu.be/XG8ulkbNT2Y


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:10 am    Post subject: Trump’s false claim is ‘shocking and disturbing’ Reply with quote

I don't know, but what does he think he'll accomplish with a stupid claim like that? confused

Jake Tapper: Trump’s false claim is ‘shocking and disturbing’
CNN
Published on Sep 13, 2018
CNN's Jake Tapper fact-checks President Donald Trump's baseless claim regarding the number of deaths in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria which devastated the island in 2017.

https://youtu.be/wNoHPBYh4DY


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