These are truly serious and scary times in which Americans are living. Tensions around skin color continue to mount as a result of the domestic terrorist attacks in Charlottesville, VA, and the fourth largest city in the country is being hit with an unprecedented natural disaster.
“There is life-threatening, catastrophic flooding happening now in Southeast Harris County [TX],” Jeff Lindner from the Harris County Flood Control District shared with The Weather Channel. Lives are being lost on top of the loss of livelihoods, homes, and more, in the Gulf region currently being hammered by record-breaking rains and flooding.
Robert Hebert, County Judge in Fort Bend County, TX, warned:
‘A flood of this magnitude is an 800 year event and it exceeds the design specifications of our levees, and is potentially dangerous for a good portion of Fort Bend County. A fifty-nine foot river level threatens to overtop many of the levees in our area.’
Despite all that is going on and the plethora of people in need of healing, support, compassion, and selflessness, nationwide, Donald John Trump continues to be as selfish and self-righteous as ever. In a series of Sunday tweets, Trump praised himself a lot and said quite a bit about how wonderfully he is doing in response to Harvey (even though the city of Houston’s 911 center was so inundated with calls that they didn’t have the capacity to handle all of the calls they received), but it took Trump being slammed for his self-centered tweets for him to speak to even pretend to be standing in solidarity with evacuees and those otherwise impacted, part of the relief effort, etc.
Because he hasn’t proven himself to be one who breaks the negative patterns he displays, Trump took to Twitter first thing on Monday morning. Once again, letting the people of the Gulf region, rescuers, those opening their homes and other facilities to house displaced evacuees, etc., know that he stands in support of them, were the furthest things from Trump’s mind.
What was Trump thinking about? Well, it seems that his conscience may be bothering him about his pardon of convicted racist, Joe Arpaio. Trump retweeted conservative pundit, Katie Pavlich’s tweet about who President Obama pardoned and how that somehow justifies Trump’s:
If Arpaio’s pardon is on the up and up, why keep justifying it?
Trump must also be feeling the backlash of his decision to support racism, domestic terror, and white supremacy via his lack of action and failure to consistently condemn bigotry, because he once again tried to take the blame off of himself, retweeting:
Most disgusting, Trump tried to pretend that he has a clue about Mother Teresa and what she stood for. As if he isn’t ostracizing the poor, Muslims, members of the LGBTQ communities, and Mexicans, as well as supporting racist acts against Americans whose skin is brown, daily, Trump also retweeted:
Isn’t it funny how “we are all children of God” when it’s convenient for Trump and his supporters, but visiting God’s children in the storm ravaged Gulf region is so unimportant to Trump that he isn’t going until Tuesday? Nothing Godly about that. Nothing.
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