- The Washington Times
Friday, September 14, 2018

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was personal in her rebuke of President Trump’s comments Thursday on the Puerto Rico death toll as she revealed her grandfather was among the uncounted dead.

She called on Mr. Trump to invest in the island, either by backing Sen. Bernard Sander’s proposed Marshall Plan for Puerto Rico or developing an improved electrical grid.

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Mr. Trump came under fire from members of both parties Thursday after he denied that nearly 3,000 people died because of Hurricane Maria. He claimed that Democrats inflated the numbers to “make [him] look as bad as possible.”

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