Because the variety of deaths on account of COVID-19 proceed to develop on Donald Trump’s watch, and outrage over his culpability escalates, allow us to not overlook that he confirmed us who he’s again in 2017 when he tried to disregard and reduce the demise toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria’s devastation of the island. Do not forget that in 2018, Trump claimed Democrats made up death toll numbers to make him look unhealthy. He even gave himself a “10,” for his response.

Sound acquainted? His “COVID-19 is a hoax” routine is a retread of his Hurricane Maria rhetoric and lies.

In the present day, on September eleventh, as I sit and take into consideration the World Commerce Heart the place I used to be working in 2001, and the 2,977 deaths which resulted from the terrorist assaults, I’m reminded of the 2,975 deaths attributed to Maria in a George Washington College research—different research, like one from Harvard, posted increased numbers.