President Trump falsely declared on Twitter on Thursday that "3,000 people did not die" when Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last year. A government report last month found that 2,975 people died on the island as a result of the storm. Trump tweeted that when he left Puerto Rico after an October visit, "they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths," and he claimed that Democrats worked to report a higher death toll "in order to make me look as bad as possible, when I was successfully raising billions of dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico." The government report tallied deaths caused by both immediate damage as well as people who died as a result of the ensuing power outages and water shortages.

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