Louisiana resident and flood relief volunteer, Neva Butkus, is absolutely sick of seeing Donald Trump in the media, doing anything possible to look like a decent human being. Trump held a rally in Louisiana, in which he named the wrong town. Then he took the time out for a photo-op of him handing out Play-Doh to flood victims.
Butkus, however, is wondering what a self-proclaimed billionaire is doing handing out Play-Doh instead of writing a hefty check that would actually make a difference in the lives of victims. Butkus took to her Facebook page on Saturday to rip the Republican presidential nominee’s lack of true compassion. She wrote:
‘Alright, y’all, I need to clear some things up.’
Butkus spoke of the harsh realities that flood victims in Louisiana are facing, and why the president has not visited:
‘Our Governor has explicitly asked Obama to NOT VISIT at this moment because our first responders are STILL saving people’s lives. YES, It has been a week and there is still standing water. Tens of thousands of people are displaced. This is a NIGHTMARE and our governor does not want to shut down interstates that are BRINGING IN SUPPLIES just to escort our President into the city.’
Then, she really lets Trump have it:
‘He is exploiting an opportunity to look as if he is welcomed during a tragedy. Our Governor literally told him that Trump is welcome in our state but if he’s coming he better be volunteering or writing a sizable check to assist with recovery. A 60 second video of him unloading play-doh from a truck does not count.’
The heartache and torment in her words is palpable as she begs the question, where is the check?
‘Trump. Seriously. Where is the check. Like where is the fucking check. My people are drowning. My co-workers and family and friends have lost everything. My friends and co-workers that haven’t lost everything are taking off work (my boyfriend is taking PTO) to clean out people’s homes and rip out sheet rock and carpet. Give us money or GTFO. I don’t want to see you in your suit in AUGUST carrying boxes off a truck like you care about us. Louisiana is an incredible place. Baton Rouge is my home and I have watched people drop EVERYTHING to help one another during this time. The whole country seems to be floored by the generosity and love that our residents show each other during tough times, but to us this is normal. This is Louisiana. And you do not belong here.’
In case you’ve never seen Donald Trump in an act of charity, don’t worry, it’s a pretty rare sight to behold. The business mogul has never been very charitable, especially if it meant standing out in the summer heat, mingling with the commoners. It’s just not his style. Normally, he wouldn’t be caught dead. Thankfully for him, he has campaign staff that explain to him how to act like a normal human being.
Check out the video below of Trump’s charity photo-op in Louisiana courtesy of YouTube: