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130 House And Senate Lawmakers Just Demanded Trump Apologize For ‘Grossly Inaccurate’ Comments On Puerto Rico

Donald Trump took to Twitter last week to rant about the death toll in Puerto Rico due to Hurrican Maria and claimed that the number was not as big as it was reported and that Democrats made up the death toll just to make him look bad.

“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. 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,” he tweeted.

On Wednesday, 130 members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate signed a letter urging the president to publicly apologize for “grossly inaccurate” comments about the deaths caused by Hurricane Maria.

“We write to denounce your recent statements about the fatalities in Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their aftermath. These comments were grossly inaccurate, callous, embarrassing and beneath the dignity of the Office of the President of the United States. We call on you to immediately apologize and set the record straight by publicly acknowledging the official death toll,” the letter read.

You can read the entire letter HERE.

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