Watch – Nicolle Wallace Slams Trump For Coming Up With Conspiracy Theory On Puerto Rico Deaths: ‘A New Level Of Horror’
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace is furious with Donald Trump’s latest attempt to make himself look good by claiming that Democrats lied about the death toll in Puerto Rico to make him look bad.
As Hurricane Florence is set to hit the East Coast, Trump claimed that he did a “great job” with the response to Hurricane Maria hitting Puerto Rico.
Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to claim that the death toll in Puerto Rico was inflated by the Democrats.
“[Three thousand] people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico,” he wrote. “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,” Trump added. “If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”
Wallace started her show off by pointing out that she always begins her show by joking that “the bottom was calling saying it wanted to know if we were there yet.”
She then noted that “the bottom of our political discourse” during the Trump era is unreachable.
“What is wrong with the president, and truly, what is wrong with the White House staff that lets him deny the deaths of the people of Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria?” Wallace mused. “That seems to me to be a whole new level of horror from this West Wing.”
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