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Donald Trump went down to New Orleans with his running mate to check on things and hand out relief supplies. And the Democrat Media Complex has the nerve to caution him against “seeming craven, using crises for political gain.”
As GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump heads to Louisiana on Friday to survey the aftermath of deadly flooding, it’s worth remembering that disasters — whether natural or man-made — present a unique challenge for politicians. The goal is to appear statesman-like without seeming craven, using crises for political gain.
Trump can look to a recent history of Republican nominees making similar moves with mixed results.
I think the key word in that paragraph is “Republican.” Democrats will never be called out for exploiting crises for political gain; which they do all the freaking time. And when there isn’t a crisis to exploit, they make one up, e.g., the “Health Care Crisis,” or the nonexistent “Epidemic of Gun Violence.”
“When the people of New Orleans and Gulf Coast extended their hand for help, help was not there. When people looked up from the rooftops, for too long they saw an empty sky. When the winds blew and the flood waters came, we learned for all of our wealth and our power, something wasn’t right with America. We can talk about what happened for a few days in 2005, and we should. We can talk about levies that couldn’t hold, about a FEMA that seem not just incompetent but paralyzed and powerless, about a president who only saw the people from a window on an airplane instead of down here on the ground, trying to provide comfort and aid.”
But, they are warning Donald Trump, “You better be careful not to make it look like you’re exploiting this disaster for political gain.”