TRUMP VISITS TEXAS TO PROVIDE HOPE …
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Corpus Christi, Texas yesterday before headed to Austin to meet with state officials to discuss what needs to be done following Hurricane Harvey. President Trump told a crowd of Texans who’d lined up outside a Corpus Christi firehouse, that the recovery effort is ‘going well’ and his administration is ‘here to take care of you’. The President praised state and federal officials for their response to Harvey. Trump went on to say to flood victims gathered in Corpus Christi, “I will tell you, this is historic.” It’s epic, but you know what? It happened in Texas and Texas can handle anything.” At the conclusion of Trump’s remarks, he thanked Abbott, promised to get Texas “back and operating immediately” and waved a Lone Star flag, to which the crowd responded with cheers.
President Donald Trump backed off his claim that Texas would be ‘up and running very, very quickly’ after Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday afternoon.
The president mused during a briefing at the Texas Department of Public Safety that the flood waters in southern Texas, which has seen record-breaking rainfall, might never recede.
‘Nobody’s ever seen this much water. The wind was pretty horrific, in particular, but the water has never been seen like this, to this extent. And it’s, maybe someday going to disappear. We keep waiting,’ Trump said this afternoon in Austin.
His wife soon followed with an official statement of her own.
‘The effects of Hurricane Harvey will be felt in Texas, Louisiana, and other parts of the country for many months and years to come,’ she said.
Areas east of Houston, Texas have been drenched with more than 50 inches of rain. The storm continues to hover over southeastern Texas and parts of southwestern Louisiana.
Earlier, Trump told a crowd of Texans who’d lined up outside a Corpus Christi firehouse he was visiting that the recovery effort is ‘going well’ and his administration is ‘here to take care of you.’
‘We love you. You are special,’ the president said to cheers from onlookers. ‘This is historic, it’s epic, what happened, but you know what, it happened in Texas. Texas can handle anything.’
SAY A PRAYER … Harvey Continues to Ravage Texas as Houston Flood levels keep rising …
Harvey is the flood of a lifetime. The rain just keeps coming and coming and coming. Area of Southeast Texas have been devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey, with some areas drowning in nearly 40 inches of water. Some parts of the state are bracing for another beating with up to 20 inches of rain.
Forecasters say Harvey, which made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane on Friday night, will move slowly to the northeast throughout the week and shower some parts of the state with another 15 to 20 inches of rainfall by the end of Thursday.
Certain areas to the west of Houston could see as much as 50 inches of rain by the time the storm is over — which would be the largest recorded total in Texas history.
By Monday, more than 2,000 victims in Houston had been plucked from the catastrophic flooding, which left roads, homes and cars across Texas submerged in water.
The death toll has rose to 14 as tragically family of 6 believed dead as their van was sept awaty trying to flee the flood waters.
Six members of the same family are believed to be dead after their van was swept away in floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey over the weekend, Houston-area television station KHOU reported Monday.
Two adults and their four great-grandchildren were trying to escape Sunday afternoon when their van was overcome, three relatives told the station.
The children’s great-uncle, who was driving the vehicle, managed to crawl out before the vehicle became fully submerged in water, KHOU reported.
DISGUSTING: Hillary Clinton Forced to Delay Campaign Ads on Weather Channel During Hurricane Matthew Due to Backlash
HOW EXPLOITATIVE COULD HILLARY CLINTON BE … TEAM HILLARY BOUGHT AD TIME ON WEATHER CHANNEL TO PLAY DURING HURRICANE MATTHEW …
TALK ABOUT DEPLORABLE … Team Hillary was forced to delay the running of her political ads on the Weather Channel during Hurricane Matthew as they faced a backlash from the public. Maybe Hillary should have donated the $63K to Hurricane relief rather than a pathetic ad buy during a time of crisis. But as we know, Democrats never let a good crisis go to waste.
Hillary Clinton wanted to take advantage of Floridians and having them watch her political ads as they faced Hurricane Matthew and were potential victims during a natural disaster. But Hillary cares more about herself and her political ambitions than she does the people of Florida going through a natural disaster. Now, Hillary Clinton looks like an exploitative fool as she was forced to delay the ads due to he bad judgement. Once again America I will say it, WAKE THE HELL UP … WHY WOULD ANYONE VOTE FOR SUCH AN INDIVIDUAL WHO PUTS THEMSELVES BEFORE WE THE PEOPLE!!!
Deplorable Move by Hillary Clinton
The Hillary Clinton campaign has delayed a planned Florida ad buy on the Weather Channel after facing criticism for targeting voters in the path of Hurricane Matthew.
“We have requested that stations in Florida delay any of those ads on the Weather Channel until after the storm passes,” spokesman Jesse Ferguson said in a statement Thursday.
Politico first reported that the Clinton campaign had planned to spend $63,000 on Weather Channel ads in Florida over a five-day stretch starting Thursday, just as the storm nears the coast.
Politico noted that Donald Trump and other candidates have advertised on the same channel this year. But the bid to capture support from anxious Florida residents in the path of a deadly storm that has triggered mass evacuation orders and is expected to strengthen soon into a destructive Category 4 created a bit of an optics problem.
“If they’re out being too political at a time when the country has its prayers with the people affected, I think it could backfire,” Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, told Fox News earlier Thursday, before the delay was announced.
Kirstie Alley Blasts Barack Obama for continued playing golf than dealing with Louisiana Floods … There is a reason why they calling him the Golfer in Chief.
Former Cheers actress Kirstie Alley blasted Barack Obama for his carefree attitude of playing golf on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard during the Louisiana floods that resulted in 13 deaths and many more still missing. Alley took to Twitter to remind voters how Mr. Obama criticized the then president, George Bush, over his response to Hurricane Katrina. It shameful, simply shameful that a president would be more consumed with his golf game than actually caring about the lives of American citizens. But of course that was difference for the MSM, Democrats and Obama because it was a Republican president. Just curious, where is “Black Lives Matter” as well? I guess we really know what matters with these folks after all.
Barack Obama’s decision to carry on with his holiday on Martha’s Vineyard during the Louisiana floods has come under fire from Kirstie Alley.
The actress best known for her appearance in the popular TV comedy Cheers has used Twitter to remind voters how Mr Obama criticized the then president, George Bush, over his response to Hurricane Katrina.
She ridiculed Mr Obama for playing golf while swathes of Louisiana were underwater, adding that she thought George Bush waited too long to visit New Orleans following Katrina.
Of course I would rather play golf than go to Louisiana
Mr Obama has said he will visit Louisiana within the next few days. Mr Trump and Mike Pence, his running mate, visited Louisiana last week and were photographed helping deliver aid packages.
Obama will get to Louisiana in his own sweet time after he has played 10 rounds of golf while on vacation and his 300th round of his presidency. So glad this president has a sense of priorities. Golf more important than the little people. The man simply does not care. We have seen what his real priorities are.
Donald Trump Heads to Louisiana Tomorrow While Barack Obama Golfs & Vacations and Hillary Clinton Rests
HOW SICK IS THIS THAT WE HAVE A TRAGEDY LIKE THE FLOODS IN LOUISIANA AND OBAMA GOLFS ON VACATION AS AMERICANS SUFFER …
Louisiana is suffering through the worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy as more than 20,000 people were displaced in the flooding, 13 people have died and many more are missing. Don’t worry, President Barack Obama does not seem to be phased by the terrible news as he is on his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard yucking it up with lifestyles of the rich and famous.
However, Fox News is reporting that Vice Presidential candidate Governor Mike Pence will be traveling with Donald Trump to Baton Rouge.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence will visit flood-damaged areas of Baton Rouge, La. Friday.
Record flooding across Louisiana has killed at least 13 people. Over 85,000 people have registered for federal disaster assistance, more than 30,000 have been rescued, and an estimated 40,000 homes have been damaged.
Trump addressed the flooding at a rally in Charlotte, N.C. Thursday night, calling Louisiana “a state that is very, very special to me.”
“Though words cannot express the sadness one feels at times like this,” Trump said, “I hope everyone in Louisiana knows that our country is praying for them, and standing with them to help them in these difficult hours.”
However, a spokesman for Louisiana’s governor said his office had not been contacted by the Trump campaign.
Richard Carbo, spokesman for Gov. John Bel Edwards, told the Associated Press Trump was welcome to Louisiana, “but not for a photo-op.” Instead, Carbo proposed Trump “consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the LA Flood Relief Fund to help the victims of this storm.”
What a double standard we are witness too from the liberal MSM. Remember when the media ripped George W. Bush during Hurricane Katrina and they completely ignore the fact that Barack Obama has all but ignored the Louisiana flooding as he golf and refuses to cut his vacation short.
President George W. Bush was torn to shreds in 2005 by mainstream media commentators for his initial response to Hurricane Katrina – yet President Obama’s detached response to the recent Louisiana floods has been met with resounding silence from those same outlets.
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people” was the shocking charge by singer Kanye West about President Bush’s response to Katrina. West’s was a particularly blunt assessment, but echoed a growing narrative pushed by mainstream media outlets that Bush’s response was out of touch, inept and most of all, he didn’t care about people on the ground.
Much of the media coverage at the time not only criticized Bush for the difficulties the federal government faced in responding to the disaster, but also lambasted him for taking too long to return from vacation and to visit the site on the ground.
When he did return early from vacation, just two days after the disaster hit, he faced further criticism for flying over New Orleans on his way back to Washington D.C. before flying out to visit the victims of the tragedy.