Tag: Hurricane Dorian

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I wrote a few days ago, recommending actions by President Trump and Governor DeSantis in response to Hurricane Dorian. Commenters raised a familiar issue: how is this any of the federal government’s business, when we can’t find it in Constitution? Is this serious, is the federal government behaving lawlessly in disaster response operations? Or, is […]

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Trump and DeSantis May Do Well by Doing Good [Updated 1 Sept.]

 

After Hurricane Maria fully exposed the extent of Puerto Rican public corruption and incompetence, President Trump allowed his supposedly expert professional advisors and disaster response agency leaders to drive the pace of response. As a result, Puerto Rico is still in significantly worse shape than Texas. Also as a result, Puerto Ricans, who are all American citizens, moved in large numbers to Florida, where they may well flip the state to the Democrats in 2020.

It is in President Trump’s and Governor DeSantis’s interest to very publicly show what a difference Republican leadership makes in response to a hurricane. President Trump took the first right step by canceling his trip to Poland. He is sending Vice President Pence in his place to commemorate Poland’s valiant struggle against the Germans and Russians, a place they find themselves in again today on the economic level. President Trump has communicated to the public and the government where his priorities lie.

President Trump addressed the American people on August 29th in a 90-second video, and had his team build in satellite time-lapse imagery of the approaching storm, to make the point of how serious it seems:

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Some employees at a consulting firm where I used to work years ago, told me about a news site called Koenig’s International News. Bill Koenig is a writer and journalist as well as a White House correspondent. I discovered a book he wrote in 2004 called, “Eye to Eye – Facing the Consequences of Dividing […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer Fox News host Neil Cavuto for rebutting President Trump’s claim that “Fox News is no longer working for us” and for reminding politicians and media outlets what the job of the press should be. They also cringe as new Pew poll numbers show 82 percent of Democrats believe abortion should be legal in most or all circumstances – a huge jump from last decade. And Jim has a lot of say after former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell states that she hopes Hurricane Dorian hits Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.