NOTE: The above image is obviously a parody, not an actual Hillary Clinton tweet. Calm down, Media Matters.
Robert Gehl reports that within moments of President Trump tweeting out his presidential proclamation of a “National Day of Prayer” for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, the left was on the attack.
Remember, Sunday is National Prayer Day (by Presidential Proclamation)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2017
“Remember, Sunday is National Prayer Day (by Presidential Proclamation)!” he wrote.
Pure evil, right?
How many times have you been in a church in your life?
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) September 3, 2017
EVERYDAY that you're the POTUS is a National Day of Prayer. We've been praying in earnest since that fateful day 11/9
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) September 3, 2017
Go fuck yourself. God isn't real and you certainly don't believe, you ugly cunt.
— Ryan Bourassa (@RyanBComedy) September 3, 2017
Aren’t they just adorable?
President Trump asks for a solemn moment to remember the victims of a massive national disaster and he’s a “c**t” for it.
It wasn’t just the buffoons on Twitter either. Al Sharpton has decided that Trump’s response to Harvey – two visits, tours of the affected areas, meeting with first responders and emergency management officials and even passing out food at a local shelter – was all political showboating.
This from a man who has spent his entire career with no political motivation other than his own fame and fortune. He is the dictionary definition of a “showboat.”
So Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld had a response to Sharpton and those on the left – the so-called “progressives” who would take this moment of national tragedy to attack the President.
This is a guy who has lived his life about himself; one of the most self-serving hustlers of our time. He is the exact opposite of what you see in the streets of Houston and everywhere. It’s funny, traditional leftists like him are in malfunction mode. This is why you’re seeing them now blame Trump for this or for that. They’re trying to find a narrative that matches their grim worldview because Harvey has destroyed their worldview.
There’s no more division, there’s no more bigotry, there’s no more racism, conflict — all you’re seeing 24/7 is unity, Americans all the time working together. So they go like: “Well, what can we do now? Let’s go after Trump because that might work.”
Just another note about what Harvey has done, one of the positive things. It offers a contrast to things like Twitter. Twitter encourages things like antagonism because it’s not face-to-face interaction. So I can attack you, or you, or you because we never actually know each other.
You can’t find one example in Harvey coverage of negative human interaction. You can’t find one because it’s face-to-face, it’s human. There’s no antagonism. And it shows you the contrast between — why people have to talk to each other rather then tweet at each other.
And Gutfeld is right. Twitter is a fantastic platform for attacking, criticizing and condemning from a distance. Offering a detached and cynical view of the real world.
Was the President “showboating”? No more than any single other president, governor, mayor, and member of Congress who tours disaster-stricken areas, meeting with the victims and the heroes.
Vice President Pence rolled up his sleeves and moved some debris back and forth. Was that “showboating”? No more than any other politician has ever done.
What Trump did was show compassion. As our commander-in-chief, that’s part of his job. Love them or hate them, it’s the same thing Bill Clinton did in Oklahoma when it was devastated by tornadoes, what George W. Bush did during Katrina, what Barack Obama did during Hurricane Irene.
President Trump did exactly what he was supposed to do. And his response was just fine.
So while the haters chatter about Trump’s million-dollar pledge to the victims, or his quick billion-dollar recovery package, at least the man is getting things done.