Competent and prepared President Biden sent hundreds of ambulances, millions of meals, and liters of water before Hurricane Ida arrived.
FEMA gave a list to reporters of supplies as provided to PoliticusUSA:
139k tarps (includes tarps sent to Mississippi)
3.5 million meals (includes meals sent to Mississippi)
2.5 million liters of water
22 federal agencies are supporting the effort.
Millions more meals and liters of water are on their way.
President Biden pledged to put the country’s full might behind the rescue and recovery from Hurricane Ida:
Biden pledges to put, "the country's full might behind the rescue and recovery" after Hurricane Ida passes. pic.twitter.com/uyVDiEuLX4
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) August 29, 2021
President Biden isn’t sitting in the Oval Office changing hurricane paths with Sharpies. He isn’t going to FEMA to sell baseball caps or stealing money from FEMA just before a hurricane arrives.
This is what presidential leadership looks like.
Previous Republican presidents like George W. Bush and Donald Trump failed to lead as American citizens lost their lives in natural disasters.
President Biden is managing both a dangerous withdrawal from Afghanistan and a life-threatening, historic hurricane in the Gulf.
Biden isn’t just walking and chewing gum as the political cliché goes. He is saving lives both at home and abroad with true presidential leadership.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association