Hillary Clinton Slams Trump Administration Over Hurricane-Maria Related Deaths In Puerto Rico

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Published on June 1, 2018 - Duration: 00:53s

Hillary Clinton Slams Trump Administration Over Hurricane-Maria Related Deaths In Puerto Rico

Hillary Clinton on Thursday slammed the Trump administration over the new estimate of deaths in Puerto Rico related to Hurricane Maria.

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Hillary Clinton Slams Trump Administration Over Hurricane-Maria Related Deaths In Puerto Rico

Hillary Clinton on Thursday slammed the Trump administration over the new estimate of deaths related to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico."More than 4,600 lives lost in Puerto Rico.

70x the official number.

The US gov't has failed its own citizens.

The response itself is an American tragedy," Clinton wrote on Twitter.

"Hurricane season is about to begin in Puerto Rico.

The administration must step up & protect its people."Her tweet follows the release of a Harvard study on Tuesday.According to the Washington Post, the study "estimates that at least 4,645 deaths can be linked to the hurricane and its immediate aftermath, making the storm far deadlier than previously thought.

Official estimates have placed the number of dead at 64."White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday defended the Trump administration's response to the 2017 hurricane."The President takes the situation in Puerto Rico extremely seriously, and the administration has been monitoring that from the beginning," Sanders told reporters at a press briefing.

"We've been supportive of Governor RossellΓ³'s efforts to ensure full accounting and transparency, and those who have suffered from this tragedy deserve nothing less than that."

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