Lately, Donald Trump seems absolutely obsessed with natural disasters. He has spoken and tweeted extensively about the recent hurricanes such as Hurricane Harvey and Irma, marveling at their power and destruction in a way that is completely unhelpful – but what else can you expect from a president who is obsessed with how big everything is?
Now that Hurricane Irma is wreaking havoc, Trump’s tweets are even more ridiculous. Here are just a few examples of Trump’s extensive reporting on national disasters.
It should be noted that Trump’s response to natural disasters, beyond tweeting about them, has been beyond inadequate. Yes, Trump did visit Texas after Hurricane Harvey, but it was pretty clear that it was more of a publicity stunt than a genuine fulfilling of his presidential duties to serve the American people in a time of need. During his visit, Trump bragged about himself and used several opportunities to attack the media, completely overshadowing his tiny efforts.
In comparison, Mexico came forward to offer America’s hurricane victims substantial relief aid as Texas tried to gain its footing – which is far more than Trump can say. But will America do they same? It’s not likely.
Mexico has just suffered a horrendous magnitude 8.1 earthquake on top of Gulf coast Hurricane Katia, which has resulted in the loss of at least 67 lives. Thousands of homes have either been damaged or destroyed by the earthquake alone. And what has Trump said or done about it? Absolutely nothing. Trump hasn’t said a damn word on Twitter or anywhere else, not even to express his condolences. This only proves that Trump is absolutely heartless and petty, incapable of being diplomatic and setting his personal issues aside. This is unacceptable coming from the President of the United States, and we should all be ashamed.
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