"He's talking about the one a year ago, because he's been tweeting a lot about what a great job he did responding to Hurricane Maria that decimated Puerto Rico last year, resulting in the death of nearly 3,000 American citizens".
Puerto Rico's governor raised the USA territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 after an independent study found the number of people who died in the aftermath had been severely under-counted.
'This method was never done with previous hurricanes because other jurisdictions know how many people were killed.
Trump tweeted that the number of dead climbed from 16 to 64 "over many months".
Ms Cruz then shot back: "If he thinks the death of 3,000 people is a success God help us all". These activists have not made any attempt to count the actual number of hurricane-related deaths.
Trump tweeted Thursday morning about how the death toll had been exaggerated.
Other independent investigations into Hurricane Maria's effect on Puerto Rico have also estimated death tolls in the thousands, including ones by The New York Times, Penn State University and Harvard University.
Throughout his presidency, Trump has struggled to publicly express empathy at times of national crises, sparking outrage during his post-Maria visit when he feuded with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and tossed out paper towels to victims like he was shooting baskets.
Much of the Puerto Rico remained without power and running water for months after Maria hit, and many residents died while waiting for help.
As the United States braces itself for Hurricane Florence, it seems Trump is still determined to make people believe he did a great job during Hurricane Maria.
One important issue the GWU study raises is the process of recording deaths after the hurricane.
"They say all these people died in the storm in Puerto Rico, yet 70% of the power was out before the storm".
Earlier Friday, Trump quoted several of his allies supporting his theory that Puerto Rico's government faked the death count. "When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths", Trump wrote.
However, the Harvard researchers pointed out they were not giving a precise figure, and that there was an element of uncertainty in their estimates.