There goes the news cycle…

President Donald Trump is disputing the revised official death toll on Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, saying Democrats have inflated the actual number of people who died to make him look bad:

The official death toll now stands at 2975:

This number includes people who died during the storm and an estimate of those who died after the storm “due to lack of support and infrastructure”:

The GWU study did take into account deaths from natural causes in its estimate:

Link to that study here:

The reaction is pretty much what you’d expect: