Instead of Preparing for Hurricane, Trump Decides Golfing is More Important

Instead of Preparing for Hurricane, Trump Decides Golfing is More Important


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Janet Ybarra
Former Washington Journalist
Contributor on The Bipartisan Press

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Granted, it’s been a few years, so if anyone needs a reminder how a real president responds to natural disasters, such as hurricanes, please refer to the photo that accompanies this article.

You will find President Barack Obama famously helping in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. He’s standing with the governor of the affected state (and of the opposing political party, no less!), working seriously to meet the needs of those who live where the storm hit.

Both practically and emotionally, he helped victims–and the nation as a whole–heal and feel better.

Then, there’s this other guy.

This is the guy whose entire response to one storm involved how to get three-point shots out of roll after roll of paper towels.

So, with the monster known as Hurricane Dorian now threatening Florida and the rest of the Southeastern US coast, is Donald Trump closeted away in the Oval Office with advisers?

Is he in wall-to-wall meetings with FEMA and state leaders?

Okay, you can stop laughing now. But no. He’s been keeping up with his golf game. But, nothing to worry about, he’s got this disaster thing, too.

“We got updates while I was there,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said of hanging around with Trump at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. “Got updates, I know he played golf yesterday and got updates while he was going golf.”

Floridians and Americans, you can rest easy, right? Right???

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    This is so ridiculous. Our President is supposed to be the leader and role model of our nation. He is our representative. how can he stand by and watch innocent people be harmed, and not even bother to take it seriously?

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        Bullshit. The media is exaggerating the severity of Trump’s actions. Okay. So he happened to be playing golf. And? We didn’t track every single one of Obama’s actions did we? I agree with Robert

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    “Moderately biased?” The mere act of playing golf for a few hours while engaged in disaster monitoring and other affairs of state the other 12 or so hours of the day is not, in and of itself, an indication of anything. No one incessantly tracked Obama’s basketball court hours like this. The fact that he said he wouldn’t have time to play golf is fair game but any implication that he is somehow neglecting disaster relief is a cheap shot.

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      Disagree. The problem is not that he is playing golf. It is that he is playing golf WHILE there is a category 4 storm coming. Obama would have dropped everything and reported back to the White House. Trump however, doesn’t care. The problem here is Trump’s attitude. It seems like he can’t take anything seriously. He might not be “neglecting disaster relief” but clearly he doesn’t care as much as Obama does.