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Geraldo Rivera defends Trump on Puerto Rican death toll, blasts the media for ‘blood on his hands’ BS

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President Donald Trump found some support from Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera for his comments on the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

The president tweeted a quote from Rivera and tagged his account after days of attacks following his accusation that Democrats inflated the death count in Puerto Rico from last year’s hurricanes to make him “look as bad as possible.”

“’They say all these people died in the storm in Puerto Rico, yet 70% of the power was out before the storm,” Trump tweeted Friday.

The president came under fire after questioning the updated death toll based on a study from George Washington University.

Rivera noted earlier that the unfair attacks on the president made him angry.

Responding to Trump’s tweet on Friday, Rivera unloaded in a series of tweets himself, noting that Puerto Rico’s infrastructure has been a problem long before Trump took office and blasting the “corrupt criminaly inept bankrupt power authority.”

Rivera called out the “incompetent crooks” at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), contrasting the response to how quickly power was being restored in the wake of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina.

He also tapped Anderson Cooper and other so-called journalists for never mentioning the “criminal negligence” by PREPA because they are so busy blaming Trump.

Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs came to the defense of the president this week as well, unloading in a fiery monologue on those “who’ve blindly accepted an amazing tortured inflation of the death toll.”

“Only President Trump has had the guts to call out the Dems and national left wing media types, who’ve blindly accepted an amazing tortured inflation of the death toll, almost 50 times higher than the original count, and with scant evidence to support any of it,” Dobbs said on Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”

Rivera’s condemnation of the PREPA and the corruption in Puerto Rico is not new as he has been backing Trump in this area since the devastating hurricane hit the island last year.

Frieda Powers

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