White House Blames The Liberal Media For Trump’s Disgusting Puerto Rico Lie

Instead of walking back Donald Trump‘s disgusting comments on Thursday that called the Puerto Rico casualty count fake news, the White House doubled down.

In a baffling statement to CNN, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said Trump‘s lie from earlier in the day was a response to the “liberal media and the San Juan Mayor who sadly have tried to exploit the devastation by pushing out a constant stream of misinformation and false accusations.”

The full statement via CNN‘s Kaitlan Collins:

The claim by the White House that the media is guilty of pushing misinformation comes hours after the president himself did just that by claiming that 3,000 people didn’t actually die in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and that it’s all just a liberal hoax.

Trump’s Puerto Rico lie could be his most disgusting yet

Trump’s Puerto Rico lie was one of his most disgusting yet. Claiming that 3,000 Puerto Rico victims don’t exist and it’s simply a fake news story pushed by Democrats goes well beyond his base level of stupidity. It’s disgusting.

This disturbing lie comes at a time when the Atlantic coast is bracing for yet another powerful storm and Trump is removing money from the FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard budget to fund his family separation operations.

With their statement on Thursday, the White House staff once again demonstrated that there is no low to which they won’t stoop in order to please their unstable boss.

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