President Trump Holds Hurricane Harvey Cabinet Meeting…

WASHINGTON – President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with the Cabinet secretaries and other senior administration officials on Saturday to discuss the government’s Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts.

The president directed officials to “stay fully engaged” and prioritize saving lives of those affected by the Category 4 storm, according to the White House Press Office. Trump directed his team to work in support of the governors of Texas and Louisiana, and offered his prayers to any Americans in harm’s way.

“President Trump emphasized his expectations that all departments and agencies stay fully engaged and positioned to support his number one priority of saving lives,” a White House statement read. “He reminded his team that the full impacts of this storm will occur over the next few days with heavy rains and flooding.”  (read more)

WHITE HOUSE – This storm will likely be very destructive for several days.  The President encourages people in the path of this dangerous storm to heed the advice and orders of their local and State officials.  The President’s highest priority is the safety of the public and of first responders.  Those who ignore evacuation orders could be putting both themselves and first responders in danger.  We encourage all Americans in the affected areas to be prepared, including by visiting Ready.gov, which provides preparedness plans and important links to information.   (link)

National Hurricane Center HERE

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145 Responses to President Trump Holds Hurricane Harvey Cabinet Meeting…

  1. the phoenix says:

    Now that’s leadership.
    Joining the President in prayer for all those affected by the hurricane.

    Liked by 36 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      This from the article brought tears 😭 to my eyes:

      “President Trump emphasized his expectations that all departments and agencies stay fully engaged and positioned to support his number one priority of saving lives,” a White House statement read. “He reminded his team that the full impacts of this storm will occur over the next few days with heavy rains and flooding.”

      That is what love ❤️ of one’s country and its citizens looks like for President Donald J. Trump!

      Liked by 25 people

      • Cee says:

        First Class President Trump is being proactive as usual.

        Liked by 8 people

      • OldGal46 says:

        Lordy, flepore, that statement makes PDJT sound sooo ‘unstable’ and ‘unfit’ for the presidency, don’t you think?

        /SARC OFF/

        These alt-left FASCISTS have all been drinking something stronger than Koolaid, haven’t they? Our President has shown more leadership, more intelligence and more ‘heart’ in 220 days than the previous POS did in 8 yrs!

        In addition, he’s got our backs and we’ve got his!!!

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      • OldGal46 says:

        Lordy, flepore, that statement makes PDJT sound sooo ‘unstable’ and ‘unfit’ for the presidency, don’t you think?

        /SARC OFF/

        These alt-left FASCISTS have all been drinking something stronger than Koolaid, haven’t they? Our President has shown more leadership, more intelligence and more ‘heart’ in 220 days than the previous POS did in 8 yrs!

        In addition, he’s got our backs and we’ve got his!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • OldGal46 says:

        Lordy, flepore, that statement makes PDJT sound sooo ‘unstable’ and ‘unfit’ for the presidency, don’t you think?

        /SARC OFF/

        These alt-left FASCISTS have all been drinking something stronger than Koolaid, haven’t they? Our President has shown more leadership, more intelligence and more ‘heart’ in 220 days than the previous POS did in 8 yrs!

        In addition, he’s got our backs and we’ve got his!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • OldGal46 says:

        Lordy, flepore, that statement makes PDJT sound sooo ‘unstable’ and ‘unfit’ for the presidency, don’t you think?

        /SARC OFF/

        These alt-left FASCISTS have all been drinking something stronger than Koolaid, haven’t they? Our President has shown more leadership, more intelligence and more ‘heart’ in 220 days than the previous POS did in 8 yrs!

        In addition, he’s got our backs and we’ve got his!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • OldGal46 says:

        Lordy, flepore, that statement makes PDJT sound sooo ‘unstable’ and ‘unfit’ for the presidency, don’t you think?

        /SARC OFF/

        These alt-left FASCISTS have all been drinking something stronger than Koolaid, haven’t they? Our President has shown more leadership, more intelligence and more ‘heart’ in 220 days than the previous POS did in 8 yrs!

        In addition, he’s got our backs and we’ve got his!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • OldGal46 says:

        Lordy, flepore, that statement makes PDJT sound sooo ‘unstable’ and ‘unfit’ for the presidency, don’t you think?

        /SARC OFF/

        These alt-left FASCISTS have all been drinking something stronger than Koolaid, haven’t they? Our President has shown more leadership, more intelligence and more ‘heart’ in 220 days than the previous POS did in 8 yrs!

        In addition, he’s got our backs and we’ve got his!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • OldGal46 says:

        Lordy, flepore, that statement makes PDJT sound sooo ‘unstable’ and ‘unfit’ for the presidency, don’t you think?

        /SARC OFF/

        These alt-left FASCISTS have all been drinking something stronger than Koolaid, haven’t they? Our President has shown more leadership, more intelligence and more ‘heart’ in 220 days than the previous POS did in 8 yrs!

        In addition, he’s got our backs and we’ve got his!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • OldGal46 says:

        Lordy, flepore, that statement makes PDJT sound sooo ‘unstable’ and ‘unfit’ for the presidency, don’t you think?

        /SARC OFF/

        These alt-left FASCISTS have all been drinking something stronger than Koolaid, haven’t they? Our President has shown more leadership, more intelligence and more ‘heart’ in 220 days than the previous POS did in 8 yrs!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • carrierh says:

        And Obama just didn’t care one iota, didn’t want to visit any where, and never followed through on any promises to help people. Yep, we hit the jackpot!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Yes, it’s called leading from the front. I don’t remember Bozo calling a cabinet meeting when hurricane Sandy hit. Mayor of Victoria, TX just got off the phone with Foxnews and said they are doing ok, their people can handle it, and their only concern was security. Law enforcement is patrolling and they will not stand for ANY criminal activity.

      Bright spot: Lufkin got 6-10 inches of rain while their Little League team came back from 5-0 to win the US championship. Prayers went back to the people back home. What class!

      Liked by 11 people

    • Fe says:

      Like a boss too. I adore our President, he is amazing. Thank God HRC isn’t in charge.

      Liked by 8 people

  2. Sandra-VA says:

    He is doing a GREAT job with this disaster.

    When I remember how many days it took Bush to respond to Katrina, the difference is night and day. I will never ever forget watching all the reports out of Louisiana..days of it and NOTHING from Bush. All those people struggling and dying…. ugh.

    Well done, Mr. President!!!!

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    • Joe Knuckles says:

      I have to call BS here. The Coast Guard was pulling people off roofs less than 12 hours after the levees failed (that is when the disaster began) and the Marines arrived at the convention center 36 hours after the levees broke. Yes, some areas were harder to reach because of the geography, but this was a liberal lie that lives on to this day. Stop buying into it. I have no respect left for GW, but I’m not going to pull a McCain and go along with liberal lies to tear him down. It was a failure of local and state government and it had been predicted that exactly this kind of disaster and exactly this kind of suffering would eventually occur for at least 30 years prior to Katrina, so how in the heck was it GW’s fault? He tried to convince the local government to evacuate before the storm hit, which would have been the only viable solution. They ignored him and then called him a racist after everything went to crap. Stop playing along with the big lie. Of course, GW didn’t even stand up for himself (he never did), which allowed the big lie to be accepted as fact.

      Liked by 43 people

      • janc1955 says:

        Agree. I believe much of the blame for evacuation issues should have been laid at the feet of the ex-mayor of “Chocolate City” turned convict, Ray Nagin.

        Liked by 21 people

        • Tegan says:

          Mayor AND the Governor, I believe turned away and Federal assistance at the time.

          Liked by 16 people

          • auscitizenmom says:

            That is my understanding.

            Liked by 2 people

            • carrierh says:

              And as usual the money was used for other things or disappeared! Yep, black mayor not helping fellow blacks while living high on the hog!

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          • John in Indy says:

            They (I don’t remember whether it was the Gov or Nagin, I think Nagin) also refused WalMarts’ offer of immediate delivery of “combat loaded” relief supplies (water, food, shelters, personal supplies), loaded on trailers in such a way as to make them immediately distributable to individuals in New Orleans, without the need to re-warehouse or sort. NOPD also took over a WalMart as a police station/base, and kept and lived on the stores’ contents themselves.
            Lived there, left just before Katrina. Louisiana ?then? had the best government money could buy.
            John in Indy

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          • webgirlpdx says:

            Absolutely. In his defense, I will always have the position that Pres. Bush was boned on that one. Nagin and that woman Governor didn’t as for assistance until after it hit. Especially for evacuation — when we all watched that Monster take up the entire Gulf of Mexico.

            Burned in my brain is still that picture of all those buses sitting there…..flooded.

            Liked by 7 people

        • Texian says:

          Intelligence and Leadership..

          Flashback.. Katrina and Rita..

          Houston evacuation:

          New Orleans evacuation:

          Liked by 9 people

        • auscitizenmom says:

          BINGO!!!! THAT POS is the one who should have taken all the crap. It was HIS job to make sure there was an evacuation plan and see it got enforced. I place most of the deaths at his feet.

          Liked by 5 people

        • linda4298 says:

          And the School buses were never deployed.

          Liked by 6 people

          • John in Indy says:

            Only one was. It was hot-wired and “stolen” by a 12 y.o. boy to get his mom and grandma out. They filled the bus up with people, and the 12 y.o. drove it to Houston, collecting change from the evacuees to pay for the fuel. (many people in N.O. then did not drive)
            Later, N.O. / Louisiana decided not to charge him with the “theft”, as that would have been too embarrassing to the City/State.
            John in Indy

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        • tvollrath66 says:

          Yes and now we have another democrat mayor in houston. Abbott was calling for people to leave houston and the local people said no.
          http://abc13.com/weather/officials-to-harris-co-residents-dont-evacuate-yet/2340538/

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      • John says:

        The seeds of the New Orleans disaster started way before Bush.

        Liked by 10 people

        • mike says:

          I could see this in the 1970s southern Louisiana, cultural corruption issues were endemic with Edwin Edwards the smart mouthed governor as a symptom
          “let the good times roll”
          (blow off everything serious and spend the maintenance monies on parties)

          Liked by 3 people

      • jane says:

        joe knuckles ….I agree with your assessment….
        I have done quite a bit of research into this situation ..and I adopted a ” Katrina” dog way out here in California in 2005….

        Liked by 4 people

      • That is truth, but also why I have no respect for the man that allowed himself to be maligned then and for over 8 years after and then when he finally opened his mouth, it was for a man that just wants to “Make America Great Again”. How can we ever respect that? Yes you’re correct, many that lost their lives were because the mayor stated there was no urgency to evacuate until it was too late.

        Liked by 15 people

        • Coldeadhands says:

          GWB never understood that when he allowed himself to be maligned, he was allowing all of us to be maligned. I’d call jerk but I think some of this is attributable to his being a recovering alcoholic. Good for him remaining sober. Not so good on the rest of us.

          Liked by 6 people

        • Tegan says:

          And then he and his family have the audacity to make disparaging remarks against POTUS. That’s when the entire Bush family lost any respect from this household.

          Liked by 14 people

          • mike says:

            I lost respect for GHWBush who “couldn’t remember” where he was on Nov 22, 1963. Ditto when he suddenly switched his group from denying the “New World Order” as conspiracy talk to boldly assuming a “New World Order”. Also increased the gun laws and taxes.

            Liked by 4 people

      • nonniemae says:

        Thank you. South Mississippian here. The disaster was caused by a failure at the personal, local and state level in Louisiana without doubt.

        Liked by 9 people

      • Sandra-VA says:

        I watched the news all through the event and I am sorry but Bush took way too long to say anything about the disaster. That was when I lost respect for him. Whether he was ill advised, bad FEMA peeps… whatever… he didn’t say anything until we had seen all the traumatic pictures of the people stuck on their roofs waving sheets, towels etc at news helicopters.

        I saw Shep Smith on that bridge to the convention center… with dead bodies behind him; people hauling elderly out of the water in tubs, kiddie pools…. and then there was the extreme chaos at the center… people dying in wheel chairs, rapes… it was horror.

        Nothing can get those images from my mind.

        Yes, Nagin and the Governor were responsible for 90% of the problems, but Bush was absent for days. No leadership. I kept waiting for him to issue a call to action. He didn’t do it in time. And don’t get me started on Brown (the FEMA director)…

        So, no, not repeating “liberal lies” I am recalling my own perception of those events.

        Thank heavens for that military guy who got it all under control (cannot remember his name for the life of me).

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        • georgiafl says:

          President Trump dodged a bullet with the hurricane hitting a conservative state with a responsible Republican Governor, rather than Democrat New Orleans with its abundance of drugs, debauchery and dependents….and non-functioning emergency equipment.

          Liked by 5 people

          • Rebcalintx says:

            Georgiafl, this is true about our governor here in Texas but I believe if it were not the case President Trump would be looking into what would be happening. He is proactive & would want to know “what the hell is going on”. Not wait for days to be informed or asked.

            Liked by 5 people

          • Fe says:

            You know, all day yesterday I kept thinking that God was directing the storm in such a way as to create an opportunity for PDJT to truly shine, win over more people. Not that God wanted this storm to harm anyone, mind you, however, my attitude has been believing that good always comes out of disaster. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

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        • Trish in Southern Illinois says:

          I cant stand GW or the rest of the clan….
          I too watched the news about Katrina….a few days before it hit….Bush was out west giving a speech…he went on tv and told people to get outta dodge!

          Fast forward to the present….this fact is NEVER mentioned by anyone.

          Katrina is on Negin and governor what’s her name (drawing a blank).

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        • RyderLee says:

          LTG Russel L. Honore ☺

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        • covfefe mariner says:

          National Guard LGEN Honore (onno-ray).

          But then he was the officer in charge of disarming NOLA citizens at gunpoint, door-to-door.

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        • Joe Knuckles says:

          I watched the coverage as well. I made notes of the timelines because I could see where it was going.
          I do see where you may have gone wrong. You believed Shep Smith. Do you think for a minute that, if there was a convention center full of Harvey evacuees, that SS would not be there trashing Trump, no matter what the actual facts on the ground were? The narrative engineers would be there in force ramming their BS down our throats. I guarantee it.

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        • tappin52 says:

          General Honore.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Also, think about where New Orleans was built.

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        • Texian says:

          It is below sea level. It is only a matter of time..

          The Mississippi river is supposed to be draining into the Atchafalaya Basin, replenishing the swamps and marshlands with soil deposition – but they want “commerce” to travel through New Orleans so they built levees to contain the Mississippi. A direct hit by a Cat 5 hurricane on New Orleans will sink it for good..

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      • Sayit2016 says:

        Bush was on the phone with literally begging Blanco to call for a national emergency– the White House came to a head over the power struggle with Blanco who refused to accept a federal takeover of the Louisiana National Guard, the White House stood down. They had no other choice. She announced she would not run for a second term as governor and later retired from politics. Two years ago, she was named a “Louisiana Legend” by the Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting for “securing $29 billion for Louisiana’s recovery effort, overcoming extraordinary early resistance.” Go figure……

        Nagin had no plan ( the city had failed several preparedness drill ) other then “do not bring 40 K people here” ( In 2014, he was convicted on 20 charges — including fraud, bribery, money laundering and conspiracy — related to contractors seeking city work before and after Hurricane Katrina. In September 2014, Nagin started serving a 10-year sentence at a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas.)

        Brown (FEMA ) claims he was thrown under the bus by the Administration…..that he was held responsible for things beyond his control.

        Thad Allen, then a vice admiral and the U.S. Coast Guard’s chief of staff, arrived in New Orleans on Sept. 5, 2005, to assist Michael Brown in leading federal recovery efforts. On Sept. 9, he took over those efforts from Brown. His calm and steady leadership, along with that of Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore — who headed the unified military efforts — were widely praised.

        After Katrina, Allen was named the 23rd Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, a post he held until he retired, as a full admiral, from the Coast Guard in 2010.

        Together with Allen, Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, commander of the some 22,000 military personnel deployed to assist with disaster recovery, was among those few whose leadership garnered praise — most famously from Nagin, who referred to Honore as “one John Wayne dude … that can get some stuff done.”

        Eddie Compass, a 26-year veteran of the force, was widely criticized for his failure to provide leadership — breaking down in public and repeating unsubstantiated reports of violence, looting and rapes in the wake of the storm.

        In the meantime, true police brutality and corruption came to be represented by the shootings on the Danziger Bridge and the subsequent cover-up.

        Compass resigned four weeks after Katrina, at the same time it was reported that 249 officers — or about 15 percent of the force — had deserted their posts in the days after Katrina.

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      • safvetblog says:

        Agree. The Navy had a helicopter carrier following the storm at a not too safe distance, and it moored in the river near downtown NO as soon as it was safe to do so. Provided helicopter support, hospital, etc. etc.

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      • Frank says:

        If you’re looking for Bush defenders, you may be on the wrong site!

        Frank

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    • Keln says:

      Bush responded before Katrina even hit, but the governor of LA and the mayor of NO both waffled on federal assistance or advice. FEMA recommended full evacuations and it was refused until the last minute by local government. Even then, the hurricane was so devastating that the ~20% still in NO were trapped in a monumental flood. This was a combination of an “act of God” level event plus lousy response timing by local officials. So I’m not sure what you’re talking about other than the usual fake news put out by the media at the time.

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      • John says:

        Read about Noah’s ark in the bible. Seem to be a common theme in humanity. People don’t maintain things and get corrupt and then Nature causes a flood.

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      • Joe Knuckles says:

        There was a whole fleet of school busses that could have been used for evacuations, but sat in a parking lot that eventually flooded. That’s why Hannity calls him Ray “school bus” Nagin.
        I took the historic riverboat cruise last time I was in NO. The cruise to the 1812 battlefield was great, with lots of real history. However, the trip back was all about Katrina propaganda. That narrator has no idea how close he came to being chucked off the boat.

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        • I heard this story once that was supposed to be a joke,,,,

          There was a pending hurricane and the people were told to evacuate, Friends told friends to get out now, but Pete said when his friends asked why he stated ”
          that is ok because GOD will save me”… he went home
          Then the storm came, water became high, a person came by in a boat and told Pete, “get in the boat now before it gets any higher”. Pete said
          “no it is OK, go save others, GOD will save me”
          Then the water got so high and Pete had to climb onto his roof, a helicopter came by and stated “come on, get into the helicopter”, again Pete said
          “No, God will save me” the helicopter flew away.
          No sooner did the helicopter fly away a huge gust of wind came and blew Pete and the house away.
          You heard a clap in heaven and St. Peter asked GOD why didn’t you save Pete?
          GOD answered and stated “I sent a neighbor, I sent a boat, I sent a helicopter,
          three strikes and he was out!

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        • Coldeadhands says:

          Still have the image of that FLEET of school busses in a flooded parking lot.

          Liked by 5 people

          • Grandma Covfefe says:

            Me, too…..empty and unused buses.

            All you Treepers upthread up to Sandra-Va, gave on-the-spot accounts of what really happened during Katrina events. It was the way I remembered it. And the Army of Corps coming in to try to repair the levees.

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          • Trish in Southern Illinois says:

            Think of all the illegal invaders that could be hauled back to the border for deportation, on those busses in the summer.
            What a waste.

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        • boogywstew says:

          Nagin SPECIFICALLY complained that the Feds didn’t send buses to evacuate the poor and infirm and in the days after the storm I kept seeing one, in particular, aerial photo with OVER 100 flooded school buses. There were probably other school bus depots in NO but just this one photo had evidence of over a hundred. There are yellow flooded buses on the perimeter of the photo so if the camera had pulled back I’m sure there were many more. If you google “Hurricane Katrina” and go to the Images link you’ll see this picture still there. The buses were needlessly all destroyed. Why didn’t a FOX reporter get in a small boat, film it and confront Nagin and the other Democratic critics with the visual proof??? Not ONE school bus driver, student, bus mechanic, depot employee or concerned citizen EVER brought this to a city administrator’s attention????? So millions of dollars of school equipment is destroyed, helpless indigents left behind in danger and with this evidence staring everyone in the face … not one Republican stepped up to defend Bush or the GOP???

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    • vkroo11 says:

      I am normally not a Bush apologist, but I seem to recall that the governor of LA refused his help, until she couldn’t handle the mess any longer.

      Liked by 8 people

    • ZurichMike says:

      National Guard was ready to go. Dem leadership in Louisiana didn’t want them.

      Liked by 3 people

    • lizzieintexas says:

      Personal responsibility. It is not the job of the government to take care of anyone (disaster or not). Be prepared.

      What you witnessed was people living from birth to death depending n the “promises” of politicians.

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        Considerable discussion here about Katrina and Louisiana. Not at all convinced that the Governor Of Louisiana even needs to be involved now. That state has been barely affected by Hurricane Harvey so far. Seems like a bit of the usual Democrat grandstanding for federal funds going on?

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    • joninmd22 says:

      Much of the blame lies in state and city officials who never cared about anything other than graft. The federal government typically comes on afterwards.

      Not that GWB wasn’t his normal oblivious self.

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    • NvMtnOldman says:

      Sand. the gov would not give Bush permission to move federal stuff into Louisiana , which by law is correct. There were navy ships off the coast ready with salinization stuff and a train of fed supplies waiting. The mayor and the busses. Don’t be ragging on Bush. Puit the blame where it belongs. The dems went out of their way to tag Bush with the phony racist stuff.

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    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Not all Bush’s fault though he could have done more and more quickly. Democratic thief of a mayor in New Orleans. Do nothing democratic Gov and Lt. Gov. And levees that were reported to need strengthening years ago. Where did that funding (or funds) go.

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    • SUPy'all says:

      Louisiana gov. Kathleen Blanco did not request federal disaster relief until 3 or 4 days after Katrina hit. Even after GW called her and asked if she wanted it! Mayor Nagin did not even evacuate the city of tourists, and they’re the first to leave when a storm approaches. People died to advance the political ideology of the left. Never forget how evil they are.

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  3. visage13 says:

    ABC news tonight already starting the narrative of “People are asking us have you seen FEMA or the National Guard?” Curiously, the “reporter” never answered the question. These people have no shame. Whatever President Trump does is never going to be good enough they are just waiting for him to mess this up.

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    • trumpthepress says:

      Predictable and pathetic. They can’t even keep politics out of it with a life threatening storm. They are below scum.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Vince says:

      In republican administrations, FEMA must act as a personal concierge for every single person affected by disaster.

      In reality, FEMA is nearly useless in all disasters, and private enterprise is much more capable at responding:

      Wal-Mart to the Rescue

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    • p'odwats says:

      Trying to do a replay of Hurricane Katrina and hang it around President Trump’s neck. This is pathetic. These people are pathetic. Yeah, and if there were FEMA and National Guardsmen out doing their duty in the elements as the storm hit the same media would accuse the president of putting their lives at risk. If only for the fact I have a big screen TV there would objects thrown through it already. The MSM are total scum and errand boy for the Democrats and the Deep State.

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    • PDQ says:

      Exactly – he can do nothing right – it does not matter how blatantly they lie about him or construe the facts – he will never , ever be given any credit.

      It is past the point of no return with these lunatics. The best thing to do is not listen to them…give them none if your time.

      Read the CTH and save you heart, sol, and mind from the insanity.

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    • Coldeadhands says:

      Fake News. 🐍’s

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    • Praise GOD that this governor of this state of Texas appreciates and listens to the President and is doing everything for his State! The Governor also stated that the President gave him everything he asked for even before the storm hit!

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    • MfM says:

      Anyone who stays where they know they will suffer because of a hurricane should have a minimum of supplies for three days. It’s often unsafe for rescue attempts before then.

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    • Texian says:

      rf – We happen to have the “TEXAS GUARD”. It is our own “Guard” that answers only to it’s supreme commander – our Governor. The Texas Guard has been activated, on duty and is serving well as we speak.

      We also have jurisdiction over our own territorial waters – no other “State” does.. We also have our own power grid separate from the rest of the U.S. as well.. We also supply 95% of the United States energy needs – and we have valves that can turn them off.. The natural gas that you use to heat your home – that is Texas gas. The gas in your car – that is Texas refined gasoline.. So be polite..

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      These fake News people are nothing more than ‘Hollywood wanna be’ directors, producers, writers, and costume dressers impersonating as honest media. As usual they have cleverly laid out the ‘stage’ surrounding with actors/actresses playing out to the Deep State’s agenda. Shame on them! But, then, they are so heartless, that they are incabable of feeling shame. Scummy scums.

      I watched a reporter battling the hurricane winds last night, trying to do his reporting. All I saw was a dummy trying to create ” ‘I was there’ bragging rights” for himself. This will be awful for me to say this, but after seeing the betrayal from the fake News over the years, I was actually waiting and hoping the hurricane would just blow that bragging reporter away, over the Rio G. River, straight into the Mexican desert, and roll into a drug cartel hideout.

      The Academy Awards ought to create a new award–The ‘I Was There’ Bragging Rights Award.

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    • During the press conference with Gov Abbott yesterday one of the reporters asked if he’d heard anything about illegal immigrant children being turned away from shelters. He looked at her and just said “No”. Then he turned to the next question. I raised my eyebrows listening to that. It tells you where the enemedia will be going in the next few days.

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  4. Pam says:

    I just couldn’t get over some of the “conservatives” upset that POUTS wasn’t doing enough and that he needed to do more than just signing the emergency declaration he signed yesterday, blah blah blah. It just seemed like nothing more than a bunch ridiculous hysteria because of the way the response to Katrina was handled. Some of you probably know what I’m referring to (i.e. POTUS’ response yesterday to what Grassley had said and a few others) Yes, it is expected of a president to tour hurricane damage but they can’t do it when the conditions are unsafe. People needed to quit hanging this man out to dry and give him a chance to do his job. Have people forgotten that this same man toured the Louisiana flood damage last year and helped move supplies with Franklin Graham and the Samaritan’s Purse team while pulling money out of his own pocket and giving it to people who didn’t have homeowners insurance to cover the damage and also by buying a truckload of supplies with his own money.

    Sorry folks, I just had to vent a little bit. 😉

    God bless all of the individuals in both Louisiana and Texas who are being affected by this storm. They will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I wouldn’t be in their shoes for anything. Myself and many others here live in hurricane alley and know what it’s like to go through one but I’ve never seen damage to this extent up close and I pray I never will.

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    • Athena the Warrior says:

      Are these the same “conservatives” that claim they believe in limited government but want now want the federal government to step in? I watched Gov. Abbott’s press conference today. Everything is running as smoothly as it can. People were already out this morning on their own helping neighbors assess the damage and started cleaning up.

      Rockport is the hardest hit and resources are available to be activated as soon as they safely can. Sounds like people are upset because there isn’t any drama attached to Harvey. One Harvey hit Texas. Two, President Trump is the President. It’s really that simple.

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      • There are workers from various utility companies, from all over the country, getting ready to move in and get the utilities up-and-running in these hard-hit towns. That is where some of the federal money goes to, paying these workers for their long hours and hard work. Bringing power to the people.

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  5. Stringy theory says:

    Glad to see our President is going to stay on top of the recovery effort. I knew he would. That’s how he rolls.

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  6. Publius2016 says:

    So nice to have responsible leaders holding the government, monopolies and private industry responsible. Watch as the electricity gets turned on quickly and the Extreme Media says roads are still flooded.

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  7. Pam says:

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  8. Sylvia Avery says:

    PDJT’s enemies, and they are legion, have been salivating just waiting and watching to pounce on anything they can construe in a negative light. They want something so bad that they can use to bludgeon him with. He’s too smart for them and on top of this game.

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  9. NC PATRIOT says:

    And Governor Abbott has taken EVERY opportunity to praise the Federal response—at every news update !

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  10. fangdog says:

    It is important to keep in mind Trump will never have support of the crooked, corrupt media. The media and crooked, corrupt politicians are “owned” by establishment UniParty elites. The “owned” media as well as “owned” politician’s first regard is that of the “owners”. What is most important, vital things for this Country are being done without them……..Also, everyone who supports Trump (and more on the way everyday) are an essential part of it.

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  11. annieoakley says:

    Grassley is surely worth a couple of million.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Grassley had to send out a Tweet yesterday telling the President to NOT have another Katrina, like Trump is a child and doesn’t know what he is doing. I am so glad that Trump called him out in a Tweet this morning saying, I got this Grassley. He should have also said that you need to get to work in the Senate and get my Agenda passed.

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  12. tempo150101 says:

    They’re all scared about another Katrina. The only thing Bush did wrong during Katrina is that he didn’t fight back after people started trying to score racial points. Gentlemen’s rules don’t apply anymore.

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  13. texastrumper says:

    I am watching Fox just to see what is going on with the hurricane. I have brothers in Victoria that stayed and my concern is really high for them. I see a lot of bashing about the pardon of Sheriff Joe. The media it seems to me cannot bash my President about hurricane response so they have to attack him on something else. Now I see all over again why I quit watching these people months ago.

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    • Wend says:

      You can probably find out just as much if not more here or on OANN. You’re probably so worried there’s no need to add to your anxiety with those morons. Put TV or YouTube on OANN and play some nice music.

      Thoughts and prayers for your brothers!

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      • nonniemae says:

        A friend in Houston told me to check out Space City Weather online. No hype. It’s Houston but you may get good information for Victoria also. My friend is on the west side of Houston. No problems yet.

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      • texastrumper says:

        Wend,
        Thank you very much for your concern. I appreciate that because I am worried for them. I cannot get OANN on TV and did not even think about you tube. It is really sad that I cannot watch even news on TV anymore without the bias against my President. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. because I cannot help but think that they will be in a world of hurt for a few days.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          We’re in the same boat as you, texastrumper,a s far as having access to real news. CTH is the place to get some good news.

          We are praying for your family, and all Treepeer and their family as well.

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    • janc1955 says:

      I had Fox on this AM (muted) to watch for Harvey headlines, and they seemed to be trying to couple the Sheriff Joe pardon with the Gorka exit. Guess they want it to go to the “White House in chaos” narrative. Also heard a female “journalist” say some terrorist or other shouted “God is Great” in Arabic. She said it TWICE. Off went the TV.

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      Yep—bash my President about pardoning an 85 year old patriot who was railroaded.
      But Terry McCaullif can pardon prisoners so they can vote and O can pardon dangerous criminals into our society in the name of social justice to illegals. Media? Crickets

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  14. Ivehadit says:

    The builder is hard at work making sure all goes as planned…because he KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!
    WE LOVE YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!

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  15. James W Crawford says:

    I will have to quote Stomin Norman Schwartzkopf by declaring “Bovine Scatology” in response to the claim that President George W Bush failed to respond to Katrina. I will never forget the news coverage of squadrons of helicopters from Texas and Missippi National Guard as well as US Army and Coast Guard flying in to evacuate people to the NO airport where chartered jetliners were arriving to disperse the refugees across the nation so that they could be adequately cared for.

    The only people who FUBARed on Katrina were Mayor Nagin who refused to use the local school buses to evacuate people before the storm, the Governor of Louisiana who deployed the National Guard to close to soon so that they were incapacitated and FOX News idiots who overhyped the alleged anarchy at the convention center and stadium.

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  16. Minnie says:

    That’s OUR President!

    THAT’S how it’s done!!

    God bless all in the storm, God bless our leaders, God bless President Trump and God bless America

    🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

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    • bflyjesusgrl says:

      Love his hat!! He’s such a treasure, he genuinely loves his country and us. God bless President Trump and his wonderful heart!! Thank you Lord, for the gift of him as our leader!

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  17. Janeka says:

    The media is scrambling to make up a controversy centered around Harvey.. Please note, the Great State of Texas admitted we had bad weather headed our way days ago, unlike LA when Katrina hit in 2005. Gov Abbott got busy making plans and requested the fed help BEFORE this became a serious life threatening problem.. Texas called up the guard five days ago.. Abbott also ordered evacuation of nursing home residents and hospitals within 40 miles of the calculated impact zone five days ago. (Yes he used the schools buses too).. All hotel taxes and state park campground fees have been suspended thru 9/3 for those wishing to flee.. Most private RV parks are taking in storm migrants and waving camp fees.. Dallas has four active shelters, Ft Worth has three.. I’m not sure what other cities/communities in the state are doing but you can bet they not sitting on their thumbs.. Help Hubs (big tents with medical, mechanical and law enforcement help) have been set up on all interstates.. Travelers can get current info on the road ahead along with shelter details, on site medical care, on site auto repairs and other help near their planned destinations.. I haven’t heard of anyone being forced to seek shelter in another state either.. But hey we are a big state with a big heart and we will take care of our own..

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I think the ratio of people who expect to be taken care of to people who accept responsibility for themselves is much much lower in Texas. I think part of the problem is that NOLA had too high a ratio of people who expected to be taken care of.

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  18. TwoLaine says:

    As a worldwide, long-time property owner, he’s got this. Not even a question.

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  19. Texian says:

    “Trump directed his team to work in support of the governors of Texas and Louisiana..”.

    Sir Trump realizes that local Leadership knows what is best for their State – not a Bureaucracy that micromanages.. just assist the State Governors as efficiently as possible..

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  20. NativeTexan says:

    Not since 1989 has Texas had a true friend in the White House. We do now.

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  21. anthdohmy says:

    Oh the optics.

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  22. A2 says:

    President Trump is on point. Meeting with the officials and those who are on the ground about this latest hurricane disaster and what they are doing and could be doing.

    My hope is that following this he will bring into his infrastructure plan items that move to improve structurally these natural occurring events. What I mean is burying the power lines, and other infrastructure improvements that is under federal and state control. Mitigating loss of life is the objective, then make the necessary changes to infrastructure that will obviate that ( cannot obviate stupid people who ignore safety concerns)..

    I am just getting through the second typhoon in 4 days. The first was a Cat 10 i.e super typhoon, the second today is Cat 8. equivalent to Harvey, though due to local conditions has different deadly effects.

    Pres Trump is all about solutions. Identify the problems and fix them. Forget the political naysayers and problem creators, not solvers.

    Well,for now that is all I have to say. Clean-up tomorrow. Two typhoons in a week is two too many.

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  23. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    Just wait till the corporate media blames Trump for the hurricane because he left the Paris climate accord

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  24. OldGal46 says:

    Sooo sorry for the ‘self-LIKE’ and taking up do much space this morning! I never even touched the ‘like’ button–it happened as I moved my phone!

    As for the ‘multiples’, I hit POST twice, was notified of duplicate, hit ‘back’ and went back to articles main page…and all he-double hockey sticks broke loose!

    Yikes, what a crazy start for Sunday!

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  25. littlebird160 says:

    Didn’t POTUS personally help deliver supplies to hurricane victims as a candidate prior to his nomination? Not exactly sure of the date, or the storm, but this is nothing new for POTUS to be genuinely concerned for the well being of the “forgotten man”. The MSM just doesn’t report these demonstrations of leadership.

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  26. littlebird160 says:

    It could of been after his nomination since his actions were being contrasted to the interactions of HRC during the same crisis.

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  27. littlebird160 says:

    *inaction

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  28. littlebird160 says:

    Dampened autocorect. 😠

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