It seems Donald Trump thinks natural disasters, loss of life and unimaginable suffering are good for his image. According to Louisiana reporter Kevin Frey of WAFB, Trump has decided to visit the region without bothering to inform anyone he plans to do so, resulting in this response from the Governor’s Office:
— Kevin Frey (@KevinWAFB) August 19, 2016
Governor John Bel Edwards has also announced that contrary to right-wing lies, President Obama has absolutely responded quickly and efficiently, dispatching FEMA immediately and declaring Louisiana a disaster area eligible for federal funds. The governor asked the President not to come until the immediate emergency was over, as a presidential motorcade may not be what his state needs right now.
They certainly don’t need the Trump train on the ground, especially considering how useless he’s proven to be in the face of disaster. Well played asking for a donation. Unfortunately, Trump will just claim he gave a million or so dollars and move on without ever actually writing a check.