Republicans have already got a status for callousness and insensitivity towards People in want. A lot of that’s popping out within the method by which they’re responding to Hurricane Harvey. Of Texas’ twenty-six members of congress, twenty-5 of them voted towards help for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. That features their two GOP senators. Now they they’re begging Trump for help from the federal authorities.
As for Donald Trump
The President is begging for help as properly. Not for the struggling individuals of Texas, however for himself. Within the midst of an historic pure catastrophe, organizations just like the American Purple Cross and the Larger Houston Communities Affiliation are in dire want of funding. For an inventory of organizations taking donations, click on right here. And the American individuals, as typical, are demonstrating their generosity and compassion.
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Donald Trump, however, has but to make an attraction to the nation to assist out. He has tweeted about every little thing from his pardon for Joe Arpaio, to his imaginary border wall, to the dimensions of his rally crowd. He even posted a pitch for a e-book by a corrupt crony. However he hasn’t posted a single hyperlink to the Pink Cross or some other help supplier.
Nevertheless, Trump is on the cash path. He simply despatched out one other of his relentless appeals for donations for his reelection. That marketing campaign continues to be three years away, if he manages to keep away from impeachment. The marketing campaign letter pleaded with supporters to cough up money as a result of:
“All I ever need is the help and love from the AMERICAN PEOPLE who’ve been betrayed by a weak and self-serving political class.” […]
“[T]he media will probably be ready to see if the American individuals have walked away from our motion.” […]
“I didn’t run for president to be a puppet for the political class. I ran to be a champion for the individuals.”
Trump’s marketing campaign letter
Inbox: Trump marketing campaign seeks cash to “CRUSH” its August fundraising aim, “make this our greatest month ever.” No point out of #HurricaneHarvery pic.twitter.com/MNBxtSzK4G
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) August 28, 2017
If the one factor Trump needs is the love of the American individuals he have to be sorely dissatisfied. He’s nonetheless languishing on the backside of the polls, and doing worse than any president earlier than him. Nearly all of the individuals have been by no means a part of his motion. And as everyone knows, Vladimir Putin is the puppeteer who holds his strings.
The letter additionally hit on widespread Trumpisms like his bragging about financial good points that he had nothing to with with. And he appeared so pleased with his alleged disassociation from lobbyists, firms and politicians. By no means thoughts that his cupboard is cram-full of these exact same swamp-dwellers. And what could possibly be extra political than soliciting marketing campaign donations three years earlier than an election?
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