Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating effect on the lives of many Americans who have found themselves in its destructive path. The FEMA Director has even called Hurricane Harvey the “worst disaster in the state’s history.” Many are donating to the victims of the on-going disaster, and running to help in any way they can.
This begs the question, what has the president been doing? Aside from a photo-op-seeming visit to Texas, not much. Jennifer Jacobs, the White House reporter for Bloomberg News, asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders if the president has made any sort of personal donations out of pocket toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Sander’s answer was quite telling. She stated:
‘I know they’re looking into options.’
So essentially, no, the president of the United States, who is filthy rich, has not made any effort to personally help the struggling Americans he is supposed to serve.
Though Trump likes to toot his own horn, boasting himself to be some heroic leader during this natural disaster, he has yet to make any sort of lasting impact. He has made no effort to meet with any of those impacted by the Hurricane the way that Obama did after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Furthermore, despite having a fortune, the struggling Americans have yet to see a single dime.
If you needed another reason to dislike President Trump this may be it. His lack of regard for those he is supposed to be serving is appalling. Where is the compassion?
You can see what some Twitter users had to say about the president’s lack of donation below.