AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s hot air on hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won’t let go of his claim that Puerto Rico was hit by a Category 5 hurricane. He’s said so persistently, and again Thursday.

But Maria was a strong Category 4, just short of a 5.

An AP Fact Check also finds that he errs in claiming high grades from a Clinton-era emergency official, James Lee Witt, for his response to Maria.

Witt says he never gave Trump an A-plus for his Puerto Rico efforts because it is too early to judge them.

Witt tells AP...

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