Twitter Storm Donald, the Unifier
August 30, 2017
Yesterday, after hurricane Harvey took to sea and gave battered Texans a break from the driving rain, another disaster blew into town: Twitter Storm Donald. The Donald arrived in Corpus Christi sporting a white “45/USA” hat that’s available for $40 at shop.donaldjtrump.com. The closely covered arrival was the third time Trump’s worn for-sale merchandise during Harvey related events. Product placement during a natural disaster – that’s our boy Donald.
At the same time, what passes for the press these days, took the opportunity to promote their own product by suggesting that Trump might take this “opportunity” to “unify” the country with a presidential response to Hurricane Harvey. I wonder if these people have been watching over the last two-hundred-ninety-five days since the man-made disaster election. Any fool can see, the Donald’s not interested in unification, that’s not his thing. He’s into sales and marketing. The notion that Trump would use the disaster for anything other than self-promotion is silly.
Just look at the Trump – Harvey timeline…
Early on, the Donald used Harvey as cover for pardoning sheriff Joe and signing his military transgender ban. He then took his road show to Camp David on Friday, just as Harvey made landfall – leaving Mike Pence to man the Situation Room. So, Pence was handling disaster communication from the White House while Trump sat alone in Maryland tweeting as if the storm were a reality show.
During that first landfall, Trump spent his time tweeting about “highest crime” Mexico, promoting Sheriff David Clarke’s book (I live just north of Clark’s jurisdiction, where he’s about as popular as sewer flood.) and lying about President Obama pardoning Chelsea Manning.
How the media got from that, frankly shitty, Friday start to expectations of unification during his Tuesday trip to Texas is nearly as mysterious as why so many unprecedented storms continue to occur when climate change is such an obvious Chinese hoax. (Oh yeah, the Donald further unified us by tweeting outrage over scientists suggesting that Harvey could be the result of climate change. Sad.)
Today, the Donald’s moved on to promoting products outside of Texas, but Harvey is back. So, FEMA and volunteers from around the country continue their work – saving lives and comforting those displaced. Unified because of Harvey and in spite of Trump.
What a pompous ass,