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Trump's false claim on Puerto Rico deaths
02:29 - Source: CNN
Washington CNN  — 

Top Hill Republicans are having mixed reactions to a series of Thursday tweets from President Donald Trump where he falsely accused Democrats of conflating the death toll after two Hurricanes hit Puerto Rico last year.

When asked about the President’s tweet this morning blaming Democrats for the death toll, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he had no reason to dispute the latest numbers, but he did not directly comment on the President making false statements.

“Casualties don’t make a person look bad so I have no reason to dispute these numbers,” he told reporters on Thursday.