Skip to comments.Jeb Bush weighs in on Trump’s Puerto Rico tweets: ‘Incredibly disheartening’
Posted on 09/13/2018 6:19:12 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Jeb Bush criticized President Trump's controversial tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
"Incredibly disheartening comments from our President," Bush tweeted Thursday.
Trump beat the former Florida governor for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
Trump sparked controversy earlier Thursday when he tweeted that the estimated 3,000 death toll was intentionally inflated by Democrats.
The 3,000 approximation comes from a George Washington University study that tried to total how many "excess deaths" occurred because of Hurricane Maria and would not have happened in the absence of the cyclone.
Those involved with the study have emphasized that the 3,00 estimate(!) is not a conclusive number and further work should be done.
"Among all the deaths that occurred, which of them were related to Maria, which of them would not have occurred if it hadn't been for the storm? We're not able to say that now," the dean of GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health, Lynn Goldman, told CNN late last month.
The president has not brought forward any evidence for his claim Democrats falsified the number.
Trump has been roundly criticized for his tweets on the left and the right, even among some of his most staunch defenders.
Still, the White House defended the president's statements Thursday.
"President Trump was responding to the liberal media and the San Juan Mayor who sadly have tried to exploit the devastation by pushing out a constant stream of misinformation and false accusations," White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement Thursday to CNN.
"Those involved with the study have emphasized that the 3,00 estimate(!) is not a conclusive number and further work should be done."
The people doing the study of Hurricane Maria related deaths even admit the number is an estimate and not conclusive.
Uh, I’m fine with the tweet, Jebrah.
That 3,000 count is complete speculative BS.
PR was betrayed by its creepy Democrat politicians and unions. Trump did a good job on relief, they did the opposite. It wasn’t 3000 but if it was 300,000 it wasn’t Trump’s fault.
Just shut up, Yebbie.
Jeb, you will never be president, go home to your dwarf wife and STFU!
Has mitt weighed-in yet? The hill must be slacking.
What a load of bullsh*t. We certainly would have heard more about this storm if that had actually happened.
Gee, I find lying about 3000 deaths and blaming DJT to be “disheartening”.
Why does anyone even report the defeated Busch clan’s opinions as if they are somehow “news?” What does Gary Hart think about Bill Clinton’s speech at the Aretha Franklin funeral? Same thing.
It is incredibly disheartening that little Jebbie has not emigrated to a Latin country where he would clearly be more comfortable.
Umm when does the Governments responsibility stop and the local begin?...........FEMA got them all they needed...FEMA does not need to hold the locals hands and spoon feed them. 6 months after and they are counting those deaths as part of hurricane......NO the local government needs to have stepped up by then and get it all working.......they needed to move the generators, food and water
Ever notice no deaths reported in Haiti from the failure of the Clinton relief fund??
We’re STILL not clapping.
The day of the spineless RINO is OVER.
Once again, Jeb! demonstrates why we rejected him, hes a worthless POS deep state RINO.
gasbag jeb hasn’t noticed he entered the irrelevant zone years ago.
Whiner Jeb should just go to room and cry in his pillow.
Please slap Jeb.
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