Getting in a feud with Trump is dumb. You will lose. Rosie O'Donnell went from the Queen of Nice to the most hated celebrity not named Mel Gibson. Megyn Kelly just fell to second in her time slot to Rachel Maddow.
Trump today made Obama look like the milquetoast, un-serious, anti-American knave that he is. While Obama golfed at Martha's Vineyard as if he were some Gilded Age Loafing Trust Fund Baby, Trump stumped in Louisiana.
From Keith Koffler:
In a brilliant maneuver perfectly timed to complement his campaign revamp, Republican nominee Donald Trump today landed in Louisiana to witness first-hand the devastation wrought by flooding not seen there since Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast in 2005.
Trump’s arrival on the scene helps him on a number of levels. Most importantly, it provides a dramatic contrast to Hillary Clinton and President Obama, both of whom have neglected to visit a region where more than a dozen have died and tens of thousands have been forced out of their homes.
Trump’s move to see for himself the plight of disaster victims lends him a presidential aura that critics say he has been lacking due to off-the-cuff remarks that have, at times, sounded as crass and immature. Obama, the actual president, has responded absurdly, refusing to budge from the Martha’s Vineyard golf courses where he is playing nearly daily with celebrities and wealthy friends — even to issue a public statement, let alone visit the unfolding tragedy.
Though the press has barely noticed, Obama's performance is demonstrably worse than that of George W. Bush during the 2005 Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, when Bush at least broke off his vacation and attempted to show some compassion by flying over the area to witness the devastation. He then actually landed on the scene a couple of days later to check up on the relief effort and offer moral support.The press reports tonight likely will dismiss Trump's visit as politics, and while it is politics, don't dismiss it. People in other states notice, not only Obama's absence, but the lack of concern by the press. This further discounts the press's moral authority,and weakens the ability of the press to slam Trump. Failure to note something very positive about Trump disqualifies his critics.
From Jim Hoft:
Trump was greeted like a rock star.
One woman told Donald Trump, “We knew you’d be here!”From Alex Pfeiffer:
Trump and Pence were also seen helping unpack a truck with supplies. The two have visited homes and a church damaged by the flooding. Trump told one man who had a damaged home, “you’re going to rebuild. It’s going to be so beautiful.”
Clinton has not visited Louisiana and wrote on Facebook, “I just got off the phone with Governor John Bel Edwards in Louisiana. The flooding there is bigger than anyone expected—more than 40,000 homes have been damaged and more than 100,000 people have been affected.”
“My heart breaks for Louisiana, and right now, the relief effort can’t afford any distractions. The very best way this team can help is to make sure Louisianans have the resources they need,” Clinton added. President Obama is currently away on vacationRemember dress for success from the 1980s?
This is Act Presidential.
Grown-ups know the difference.
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