WASHINGTON POST: Death Toll Down at National Parks During Government Shutdown

Beautiful early spring landscapes in Yosemite National Park, Yosemite, USA

WASHINGTON, DC-The Washington Post reported today that the number of deaths in the country’s national parks has fallen since the government shutdown began. Citing an average of six deaths per week, the newspaper said there were just three during the two weeks of the government shutdown.

Although the newspaper tried to pin the three deaths on President Donald J. Trump in their dishonest headline, “Three dead in national park system accidents as shutdown wears on“, the paper later admitted in the article that the rate of death has dropped considerably.

According to the report 1.5 persons perished in national parks during those two weeks, down from 6.

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“Trump administration officials decided to leave the scenic parks open even as the Interior Department has halted most of its operations — a departure from previous extended shutdowns,” paper said.

“The deaths follow a decision by Trump administration officials to leave the scenic — but sometimes deadly — parks open even as the Interior Department has halted most of its operations,” the story continued.

Many lashed out the Washington Post’s misleading headline and narrative as “Fake News”.



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