Hurricane Harvey may be one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the United States, and despite the horrific conditions, everyone has come together stronger than ever. There are critics of the president–as there always will be–but for the most part, Americans are closer than they have been in a long time.
On Sunday, Trump headed down to Texas to show his support of the people as they dealt with the disaster. Almost predictably, the mainstream media claimed that Trump doesn’t care about the hurricane victims. The problem with the claim is that the president immediately allocated federal funding to help Texas, and the crowd went wild as soon as he arrived, according to Breitbart.
It sure seems as if the crowd is happy to have their president down in Texas, regardless of the conditions. The president stopped in Corpus Christi, a town in Texas that was ravaged by the hurricane.
President Trump arrived at the fire house as people cheered “USA!” and waved their American flags to salute him. The last thing on their minds was any criticism of the president’s appearance there.
Once Trump made it to Corpus Christi, he traveled over to the firehouse to meet with Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) and officials working with FEMA, according to The Daily Caller.
President Trump gave a speech that Texans and the rest of the United States will remember for a long time. It started with him thanking everyone who helped begin the mending process.
The president continued, “We love you, you are special, we’re here to take care of you. I will tell you, this is historic, it’s epic what happened. But you know what, it happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything.”
There has been a huge debate over some “hidden” agenda. The liberal media believes that Trump is trying to pull something over on them in the wake of the hurricane. One such suggestion was that he had pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the early days of the hurricane’s landfall.
Quite the contrary. Trump brought up a valid point about this question when asked at a press conference. He reasoned that due to the hurricane, more people would be watching television than usual. Therefore, more Americans would receive news of the pardon.
Higher ratings mean more people are watching, and if he wanted to hide something why would he do it when more people were watching? The implication is obvious. It is certainly worth considering that maybe his pardon was planned for quite some time and just happened to fall around the same time.
All in all, it can’t be argued that Trump could have done more in this time. Besides allocating federal funding, making sure everyone was on the same page, connecting with victims as soon as possible, and trying his best to unite the country, he seems to have done a fine job handling the first big natural disaster of his presidency.
The proof is in the photos conveying massive lines of people who showed up to support their president–and that proof sure isn’t consistent with the media’s rhetoric.