'The President Doesn't Care About Your Silly Natural Disasters. He Has to Go Entertain the Rubes and the Racists at His Klan Rallies.'
President Donald Trump spent a good portion of the day in the Oval Office, and in front of TV cameras as he rattled off remarks clearly fed him by his advisors.
What he did not do is cancel his Wednesday evening campaign-style rally in Erie, Pennsylvania – paid for by the U.S. taxpayers. The rally is for one reason alone: to help Republicans hold onto their seats in the House and the Senate. And it is one of four scheduled for this week.
In fact, Trump this afternoon bragged that "thousands" were waiting for him outside the event, and insisted he had to go because he didn't want to disappoint them.
President Trump says he plans to make a decision "over the next little while" about whether to attend his planned rally in Pennsylvania tonight. He adds that he plans to travel to the areas affected by Hurricane Michael on Sunday or Monday https://t.co/mUpnKX85zF pic.twitter.com/MWqWWeSiJE
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 10, 2018
Meanwhile, 3.7 million Americans are in the path of a Category 4 or possibly Category 5 hurricane, Michael, so strong the Florida Panhandle hasn't seen anything like it in a century.
(Let's not forget that the stock market continued to crash today, closing with the biggest drop in eight months. The DOW was down 830 points, and Americans are now worrying once again about their future.)
Tonight, President Trump will once again attack Democratic voters as an "angry mob," as he has done for the past week. Some of those Democrats, meanwhile, will literally be fighting – not political battles, but for their actual lives, for their homes, and their property, as Hurricane Michael destroys their towns and cities.
And the President will call them names and attack them, while they are unable to defend themselves. It's not irrational to think that as the president is calling them names and trying to destroy their reputations, some of them may actually be dying in the historic hurricane.
Trump posted this tweet defending his decision to not cancel his political rally:
Departing the @WhiteHouse for Erie, Pennsylvania. I cannot disappoint the thousands of people that are there - and the thousands that are going. I look forward to seeing everyone this evening.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2018
In 2012 then private-citizen Donald Trump had a very different take, several days after Hurricane Sandy:
Yesterday Obama campaigned with JayZ & Springsteen while Hurricane Sandy victims across NY & NJ are still decimated by Sandy. Wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
Trump is getting eviscerated for putting politics ahead of people:
today the Dow sunk under water, as did parts of the Florida Panhandle, but by all means - go attempt to fill that bottomless void where your soul should be with cultish adulation & praise, you infant. https://t.co/kcALZW1Xit
— Justin Lader (@Justin_Lader) October 10, 2018
Every day I am embarrassed that America chose you to be our president. You are a disgrace to the office. We deserve better.
— Milquetoast (@BlueRobotDesign) October 10, 2018
The stock market is crashing and people are dying in a hurricane, but you can’t skip one night of self-gratification.
— Michael Ditto (@janus303) October 10, 2018
With one of the strongest hurricanes in history making landfall and the stock market plunging today, where will Donald Trump be? At another campaign rally, of course. https://t.co/3mBtxNdNyZ
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) October 10, 2018
Stock Market is down almost 850 points #MAGA. Financial experts claim YOUR trade wars and rising interest rates are the cause ... and this isn’t a blip. It’s been steadily dropping. You’re an amazing failure @POTUS
— ☮️ 🕊 🌎 #VoteBLUE 💙🇺🇸 Tmarie 💙🇺🇸 (@Syr829) October 10, 2018
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) October 10, 2018
“The potential deaths of many Floridians will not stop me from holding my Klan rallies where I mock rape victims, OK?” https://t.co/8rPsvHtNgX
— DemiMF99 (@DemiMF99) October 10, 2018
THERE IS THE WORST STORM TO HIT FLORIDA, IN LIKE.... EVER ASSHOLE.
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) October 10, 2018
Mockery: Enjoy almost filling 5500 seats, meatbag. Paltry numbers for a President to draw. Pathetic that you need the ego boost so terribly that you waste taxpayer money just to pretend people like you.
Analysis: Speaking of numbers, the Dow is down 800 points today.
— HK-47 (@HK47_Actual) October 10, 2018
Hurricane Michael slamming US and you are going to a Klan Rally.
— Loyalty4.life (@Loyalty4life831) October 10, 2018
Heartless self serving Jerk! The third strongest hurricane to hit our shores and you are off to a campaign rally with your deplorables! AMERICAN WILL REMEMBER THIS! VOTE BLUE NOV 6! TRUMP AND HIS GANG OF THUGS DO NOT LOVE AMERICA!
— Bob Simonds (@myyanks4ever) October 10, 2018
The President doesn't care about your silly natural disasters. He has to go entertain the rubes and the racists at his Klan rallies. #Michael #HurricaneMichael #TrumpDoesNotCare https://t.co/FHOlt9Xnn7
— Bert W. (@BertW86) October 10, 2018
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