The media despise Donald Trump. Always will. There hasn’t been a lot of positive said about how he’s handled the disasters in Texas, but anything positive would only be grudgingly given. He visited again yesterday on his way to Louisiana. The spirit, the courage, the love for your neighbor has been undeniable from the beginning. Pettiness and prejudices have been set aside, since everyone shares the suffering equally.
In stark contrast, Barack Obama would not deign to cut his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard short just last year when Louisiana suffered massive floods. He said “he was monitoring the situation closely.” As usual, the media mostly gave him a pass.
This is a national day of prayer. Rejoice and be glad in it.
In 2016, Obama sent out a letter lecturing flood victims about racism. The Washington Times reported:
“President Obama has refused so far to survey the Louisiana flood disaster, but he did let state and local officials know that he’s watching to make sure they don’t engage in racial discrimination.
“In a 16-page guidance issued Tuesday, the Obama administration, led by the Justice Department, warned Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance against engaging in ‘unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).’”
It was just one year ago, August 2016. Massive flooding in Louisiana damaged or destroyed 60,700 homes in the state, 102,000 people registered for federal assistance, 13 people lost their life.
Where was President Obama? On a 16-day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. He decided to finish up his vacation rather than cut it short and visit the devastated region. Take a look at these articles from 2016.
THE LEFT MAY CRITICIZE TRUMP FOR “PHOTO OPS” AND SUCH, BUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST EVERYTHING IT MUST BE A COMFORT KNOWING THAT THE PRESIDENT YOU DIDN’T VOTE FOR IS THERE TO SEE THAT YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED TO PUT YOUR LIFE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. THIS, DEAR FRIENDS, IS WHAT LEADERSHIP LOOKS LIKE:
Trump praises ‘cooperation and coordination’ after he and Melania swing by Texas and Louisiana to visit thousands made homeless by Hurricane Harvey
Donald and Melania Trump flew out of Joint Air Base Andrews in Washington at around 9.30 on Saturday. They arrived in Houston in the early afternoon and went straight to the NRG Stadium to meet evacuees.
Melania, who received criticism for the glamorous outfit she chose to travel to Texas in earlier in the week, was defiant with her wardrobe choices on Saturday. She first emerged from the White House in a $1590 Ralph Lauren dress and $650 pair of Manolo Blahnik heels before changing on board Air Force One into a denim shirt, jeans and sneakers.
After spending time with evacuees at the stadium, the pair went on to a church in Pearland where Trump heaped praise on Texas governor Greg Abbott and congratulated him on doing a ‘terrific job’ since Harvey hit.
HOW DO YOU THINK THIS LADY FELT?
SORRY FOR SO MANY PICTURES, BUT DOGGONE IT, IT FEELS GREAT TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT FELLOWSHIP WITH EVERYONE.
CtH: Thank you so much! I’m not feeling so hot today, but these pics cheered me right up!
Melania Defies Her Fashion Critics, Sports Snakeskin Pumps as She Heads Toward Texas
SHE COULDN’T CARE LESS WHAT ANYBODY SAYS
First Lady Melania Trump defied many of her fashion critics in Hollywood and the mainstream media by sporting snakeskin pumps as she boarded Air Force One Saturday on a flight to hurricane-ravaged Texas.
The New York Post reports that she chose to wear snakeskin Manolo Blahnik pumps as she accompanied her husband on a second visit to the areas in Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey, this time to meet with the victims of the storm.
TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PORSCHE AND A GARBAGE TRUCK:
The former First Lady, 53, stepped out for a hike on the island of Mallorca, Spain, on Thursday. Covered up in a black hood and shades as she made her way around the island with members of her staff.
Michelle is visiting the American diplomat James Costos and his partner, Michael Smith
On Friday she was seen stepping onto a yacht in the Spanish island wearing a crop top and a wrap skirt.
ON PERMANENT VACATION… ON SOMEBODY ELSE’S MONEY
TABLOIDS CALL HER “FASHION ICON”
President Donald Trump asked Congress Friday night for $7.8 billion to help those left in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey, which pelted parts of Texas with near-Biblical amounts of rain.
Trump’s request was significantly larger than what many experts had expected, as some Congressional sources believed the administration would ask for at least $5.5 billion. The bulk of the funds would go to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but the request also etched out $450 million for the Small Business Administration.
A LITTLE REMINDER: THIS IS STILL TEXAS. THOSE PICKUPS WITH THE GUN RACKS… WELL, THEM GUNS IS LOADED…. JUST SAYIN’.
Texas Sheriff Warns Looters: We Believe in the Second Amendment and Will Carry You Out of the County in a Body Bag
“I made a comment the other day that we support the Second Amendment here in Fort Bend County and there are many of us that are armed. I would would caution those that want to come and prey on our people here in Fort Bend County that are suffering so much right now, you may want to stay out of Fort Bend County because you could leave this county in a bag,” he continued.
Nancy Pelosi: The Voters ‘Don’t Want to Hear Us Criticizing the President’
WE DON’T WANT TO HEAR YOU, PERIOD, YOU OLD CRONE.
“(The voters) don’t want to hear us criticizing the president,” Pelosi said. “This was a choice; they made a decision.”
“And to criticize the president personally is to disrespect their judgment,” Pelosi said. “So I say to my members, ‘This is about what we’re going to do.’ ”
President Trump and First lady Melania Trump in Texas
President Trump Thanks National Guard and Cajun Navy in Louisiana for their Service
All Hail the Cajun Navy and their meal counterpart — Cajun Gravy
Using social media and the Zello walkie talkie app, Cajun Navy members were able to locate and deploy to those needing rescue.
But the navy isn’t the only band of volunteers sent by our sister state Louisiana. A caravan of meal-makers, going by “Cajun Gravy” showed up to do what they do best — feed people, and first responders in particular.
YOU’D NEVER HEARD OF THE ‘CAJUN GRAVY’? YOU HAVE NOW.
While Louisiana’s Cajun Navy is hard at work rescuing Texans from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, The Cajun Gravy is making sure first responders are well fed. The Cajun Gravy is cooking up famous Louisiana dishes, including things like jambalaya and red beans and rice.
Thursday afternoon, they were operating out of Orange, Texas at a temporary housing location for about 1,000 first responders. Among those being served are Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents, Louisiana and Texas National Guard members, strike teams, and water rescue personnel.
A group of Louisiana cooks from the cities of Baton Rouge, Gonzales, and Donaldsonville formed the group after seeing the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey. One of the founders, Kyle Rome, owns Kickstands Kitchen, a catering company in Ascension Parish.
THIS IS A REALLY LONG POST, I KNOW, BUT I GET CARRIED AWAY SOMETIMES. JON NAUGHTON PAINTED THIS PICTURE OF OBAMA TITLED “THE FORGOTTEN MAN” — HE HAD IT RIGHT.