Trump Ignores The Victims Of The Worst Natural Disaster In US History To Hold A Campaign Rally

Hurricane Harvey is now in the running to be the worst natural disaster in US history, so Donald Trump is ignoring the Texas victims and heading to Missouri for a campaign rally.

Trump’s visit to Texas was already playing poorly. This is how Politico opened their story on the visit, “It was a presidential trip to a deluged state where the president didn’t meet a single storm victim, see an inch of rain or get near a flooded street.”

The President tweeted four times on Wednesday morning, but only one mentioned the victims of Harvey, and it was a self-obsessed tweet about sad the situation made him. Sad is not public policy. Taking five seconds to say my heart goes out to you on Twitter isn’t the same as visiting, listening to, and touching the victims of the storm.

Instead, Trump will be holding a campaign event on cutting taxes for the wealthy in Missouri:

A president who holds a campaign rally why a massive natural disaster is unfolding in the country is setting himself up for a pummeling from the Ameican people. One can expect the President to use much of Missouri speech to complain about the “unfair” media coverage that his Texas visit received. It will be stunning if he spends more than four sentences talking about Harvey unless it is to talk about how great of a job he is doing.

The man sitting in the Oval Office doesn’t care about the American people. Trump doesn’t care if people are flooded, dying, have healthcare, a good job, or can make enough money to keep the lights on and food on the table.

Donald Trump doesn’t care, and his lack of empathy is embodied by the decision to hold a campaign rally during one of the worst natural disasters in US history.