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Puerto Rico / Hurricane Maria / Deaths / Honore Interview #1129332

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018
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(Studio: John Berman) What President Bush said about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf coast 13 years ago introduced. [BUSH - says "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva of job."] "Brownie" being Michael Brown then head of FEMA noted.

(Studio: John Berman) A Keeping Them Honest look at the impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico introduced. [Today, TRUMP - says we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico & they owed a lot of money.] The actual conditions in Puerto Rico & the staggering death total outlined. [In October, 2017, TRUMP - says only 16 deaths as compared to thousands: we can be very proud.] [Today, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin CRUZ@- says Trump is trying to appease us: we had electricity before Maria; blames the president while we were dying.]

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with retired Gen. Russel Honore, who led the response after Hurricane Katrina. [HONORE - offers views on Trump putting out the narrative he wanted to believe while showing no empathy for people who were suffering, how the Jones Act is a relic of the past, how the military should have been used early in Puerto Rico.]

Berman, John

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