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Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:16 AM

Trump Offers Flag-Waving Optimism in Visit to Harvey's Path

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Source: AP

"We are going to get you back and operating immediately," Trump told an impromptu crowd
that gathered outside a Corpus Christi fire station about 30 miles from where the storm made
landfall Friday.

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"What a crowd, what a turnout," Trump declared before waving a Texas flag from atop a step ladder
positioned between two fire trucks. "This is historic. It's epic what happened, but you know what, it
happened in Texas, and Texas can handle anything."

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Trump spoke optimistically about the pace of the recovery, and predicted his response would be a textbook case for future presidents.

"We want to do it better than ever before," he said. "We want to be looked at in five years, in 10 years from now as, 'This is the way to do it.'"

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-08-29/trump-traveling-to-texas-for-briefings-on-harvey-recovery



The man is certifiable. 1/2 a million cars are DOA because of the flooding, God only knows
how many homes will have to be torn down because of black mold and structural
problems, and I doubt many businesses will be ready to open their doors and get back
to work.

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Reply Trump Offers Flag-Waving Optimism in Visit to Harvey's Path (Original post)
Botany Aug 2017 OP
joshdawg Aug 2017 #1
Botany Aug 2017 #3
joshdawg Aug 2017 #6
PatSeg Aug 2017 #2
Botany Aug 2017 #5
joshdawg Aug 2017 #7
PatSeg Aug 2017 #10
raven mad Aug 2017 #4
Achilleaze Aug 2017 #8
DK504 Aug 2017 #9
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 #11

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:19 AM

1. His words are meaningless,

unless one is looking for a definition of bullshit.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:30 AM

3. But he waved a Texas flag


<What little damage Trump saw boarded-up windows, downed tree limbs and fences askew
was through the tinted windows of his SUV as his motorcade ferried him from the Corpus Christi
airport to the firehouse in a city that's already nearly back to normal.>

Everything I have read and seen about the damage caused by Harvey is that it is much
bigger then hurricane Katrina's damage and they are still cleaning up New Orleans today
and yet that madman is spouting as you say "bullshit" about being back up immediately.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:43 AM

6. Yeah, all he has to do is wave his magic wand

and everything will be back to normal. Just ask him.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:28 AM

2. "This is historic"

"It's epic!" He almost makes it sound like a good thing. For all the times he has used superlatives like "disaster", he couldn't find one about Harvey.

"We are going to get you back and operating immediately" - that jumped right out at me. Even his base knows that is impossible.

"What a crowd!" What a tone deaf fool.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:42 AM

5. I have a friend who worked on flood relief in the Midwest in the early 1990s .....

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2 to 3" of flood water in your house can all but ruin your home. Black mold can
make a house all but unlivable. Trump is batshit crazy.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:44 AM

7. Of course he's batshit crazy, but

his supporters believe him to be the messiah. Go figure.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 10:41 AM

10. Well

If Trump had been president, things would have been back to normal "immediately". He puts on his magic hat and waves his tiny fingers and presto - its "so easy".

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:40 AM

4. Don't forget the oil refineries and chemical plants..........

Houston, or parts of it, will qualify for Superfund status after this.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 09:16 AM

8. More lies from the republican Liar-in-Chief

Disgusting.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 09:30 AM

9. His wife thought she was on a shopping trip then off to a Cosmo photo shoot

and he has his head so far up his ass he has never understood the dire straights working people are in. When his voters don't get a brand new house in a month how much will they believe in him in November?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 12:20 PM

11. Locking - duplicate thread

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