San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz keeps claiming that people are “dying” on the streets in Puerto Rico, so Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera cornered her and directly asked her about that.As expected, she was greatly over-exaggerating. Now, we don’t doubt that people are suffering and are in need of a lot of assistance, but she was making it seem a little worse than it is.
The mayor claimed that people are “literally starving and dehydrating.”
“We have had our hospital try to go back to speed but then the electricity goes off and we have to do all the bacteria testing, which takes three to four days.”, she said.
“But are people dying?“, Rivera responded. “I’ve been traveling around, I don’t see people dying. I spoke to the doctors, they say they saw 53 patients and they had a person who was septic, but nobody dying.”, he said.
Cruz responded by saying, “Dying is a continuum. If you don’t get fed for seven, eight days and you’re a child, you are dying. If you have 11 people like we took out of a nursing home, severely dehydrated, you are dying.”
Rivera told his Fox News counterparts that she is wrong about her claim.
“More houses destroyed, not people killed–the Mayor’s wrong about that.”