Skip to comments.Ocasio-Cortez to Trump on PR deaths: 'my grandfather died in the aftermath of the storm. Uncounted'
Posted on 09/14/2018 11:33:22 AM PDT by SJackson
Ocasio-Cortez to Trump on Puerto Rico deaths: 'My own grandfather died in the aftermath of the storm. Uncounted'
Washington (CNN) US House Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez issued a sobering response to President Donald Trump's false claim that 3,000 people did not die in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Following Trump's Thursday morning tweet, Ocasio-Cortez shared her own family's story -- noting that her grandfather died in the aftermath of the storm.
"My own grandfather died in the aftermath of the storm. Uncounted. Thousands of Puerto Ricans have similar stories. They have lost children, friends, & family members. Instead of finger-pointing, INVEST in the Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico + just transition to renewable energy," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez, 28, ran against -- and defeated -- incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th Congressional District primary race earlier this year.
"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..." Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
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Don’t forget to count John McCain!
He died in the aftermath, too!
Translation: He died sometime AFTER the storm. Could have been hit by a Good Humor truck for all we know.
That sounds like ONE to me. Who are the other 2,999? Name them
If it were my family I'm chartering a plane, boat, etc to get down there and get them out.
Aftermath = leftist speak for million man math.
She done did it now. Trump is going to drop a Twitter nuke on her.
And she only mentions it now when should could have mentioned it during here campaign in some way like a good sleazy politician? I call BS.
My Mom and Dad died in the aftermath of the Northeast Blackout of 1965. Sure, they passed 30 years after the blackout. But the REAL issue is the blackout caused their deaths.
...because communists always tell the truth.
Since was it the Federal Government’s fault if people die is a massive storm?
Chaos happens and nothing can stop it.
Preparedness is the duty of the locals and their local government. The Feds only help after the fact.
And, when the local agencies actually impede Federal efforts, its just not the Fed’s fault.
My mom died 3 years ago in the aftermath of WWII
Oh, she’s done it now...
I hope some reporter (we know it won’t be from the lamestream media) looks into these allegations. It should be easy to nail it down, he has a name, he has a death certificate usually with a cause of death and definitely a date and time....
This little b*tch is a massive lying sack of sh*t. She has lied about so many things it’s hard to keep track.
And those that did not die in the aftermath of the storm are all Parkland Survivors.
How, did anyone investigate?
So much B.S. So few shovels.
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