NRATV's Dan Bongino claims Puerto Rico death toll numbers are a conspiracy timed for release as another hurricane approached

NRATV's Dan Bongino claims Puerto Rico death toll numbers are a conspiracy timed for release as another hurricane approached

Bongino: "Why was this information being released right before another hurricane made landfall?"

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From the September 14 edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight

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LOU DOBBS (HOST): Let's start with first of all the preparations for this storm and already if you will a kinetic political atmosphere that surrounds the storm, the left whether in the media or whether on Capitol Hill preparing their attacks for President Trump and his government.

DAN BONGINO: This is a new low. Just when you think you have reached a bedrock of lows in politics we crack through the bedrock and move toward the core of the depravity Earth of-- I mean, we are politicizing storm events now? This is so disturbing. And Lou, I have to tell you, I was glad to see you push back. 

[...]

But, why was this information being released right before a hurricane made landfall in the Carolinas with a study that used a computer simulation and we've never seen this before on a mass scale this posting of fatalities after a hurricane. You have to ask yourself why was this being done? Is it not a fair question for Donald Trump to fight back a bit and say, hey, we did what we could do with FEMA. It wasn't perfect, but I can’t deliver these pro-- I'm fired up about this I’m sorry if I’m going on a bit here. But what do you want Donald Trump to do? Deliver the water bottles himself and the supplies, Lou? I don't blame him for fighting back one bit.

Previously

Lou Dobbs: Hurricane Maria death toll is a "farce" and "an amazing tortured inflation"

Right-wing media figures are defending Trump’s lies about the Puerto Rican death toll 

Study finds 5,000 people may have died from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Cable news focused on Roseanne instead.

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