When Donald Trump went to Texas final week he managed to spend the complete time as distant from the devastation and victims as potential. Not surprisingly, he took some flack for that. So his handlers organized a do-over, sending him again to see if he might muster up some pretend sympathy.
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To some extent he achieved his aim whereas mingling with evacuees on the NRG stadium. Though his remarks have been painfully tone deaf as he described the go to as “very nice.” He elaborated saying that “It’s been an exquisite factor,” and that “they’re doing nice.” These are people who find themselves struggling tragic losses, each private and monetary. Lots of their houses have been destroyed. They’re sleeping on cots in a vacated sports activities stadium with hundreds of others. “Very nice?”
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Then Trump ventured out into the blue skies of a recovering Houston to deal with the assembled press corps. Ordinarily when he does this with no TelePrompter, he drifts off into effusive reward of himself or assaults on his perceived enemies. And that’s precisely what occurred this time. He couldn’t think about the victims for 2 minutes earlier than he started a nauseating assault on the media. Wanting them straight within the eye he stated (video under):
“I hear the Coast Guard saved eleven,000 individuals by going into winds that the media wouldn’t go into. They won’t go into these winds. Until it’s a very good story, during which case they’ll.”
SRSLY? He might have simply minimize himself off after honoring the brave work of the Coast Guard. After which maybe issued a name for People to donate to a aid fund (which he has by no means carried out). However no. He tacked on an unprovoked slam at journalists, portraying them as exploitative and cowardly.
Trump is aware of very nicely that he’s mendacity. He spent the primary few days after Hurricane Harvey hit land watching the studies on tv. So he should have seen the reporters venturing out into the winds to maintain individuals knowledgeable of what was occurring. He can’t assist however have seen correspondents risking their lives to assist safe public security. There have been additionally the quite a few occasions reporters have been proven truly saving victims from critical hurt or demise.
Journalists have been out within the winds to interview individuals who have been trapped and to name for assist. They featured the work of first responders and volunteers who have been rescuing endangered residents. They usually have been proper alongside these heroes as they struggled to save lots of lives.
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Trump noticed all of this from the consolation of whichever White Home TV he occurred to be viewing. Then he goes to Houston when it’s utterly protected and accuses the media of being cowards. His journey was intentionally deliberate to attain some constructive PR after his prior fumble. But he says the media are exploiting the tragedy. That is what psychologists would name basic projection.
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