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Fox News Panel Absolutely Shreds Trump’s ‘Disgusting’ Puerto Rico Response: It ‘Cheapens Us as a Country’

On Thursday, Fox News’ Outnumbered panel slammed President Donald Trump for his conspiratorial tweets about how many people died in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria.

Trump, while tweeting on Thursday morning, disputed the estimated death toll of 3,000 — calling it a Democrat plot to disparage him. Fox co-host Melissa Francis blasted the president’s tweets as “distasteful.” She added, “to take up on the issue of how many people are dead is so disgusting.”

“It cheapens us as a country,” Harris Faulkner said.

Steve Hilton, today’s #OneLuckyGuy, agreed that the current political arguments are “unseemly,” though he also said the politicalization of Puerto Rico started when San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz accused the Trump Administration of inaction. Katie Pavlich lamented the current commotion as a “distraction” when the country could learn from the mistakes of Maria to better prepare itself for Hurricane Florence.

Leslie Marshall panned Trump’s attempt to “turn disaster into political victory,” saying hurricane relief is not something to politicize even if it may not factor into the midterm elections.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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