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MSNBC Reporter: Trump “Absolutely Did Get a Hero’s Welcome” in Texas

MSNBC Reporter: Trump “Absolutely Did Get a Hero’s Welcome” in Texas

A “huge crowd of people who came to the fire station and expressed their appreciation for the fact that he had come there”

https://youtu.be/FAulSeqcXWQ

On today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski trashed President Trump in the wake of his visit to Texas yesterday. As Joe Scarborough was describing the positive impact a president’s visit to a disaster area will have, Brzezinski butted in to say it was not in Trump’s nature to be “human or empathetic.”

Cut to MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake, standing in deep water in the middle of a Houston highway, who replied:

“I was in Corpus Christi yesterday with the president, and he absolutely did get a hero’s welcome. They were lined up four or five deep at the airport to see him. You saw that huge crowd of people who came to the fire station and expressed their appreciation for the fact that he had come there.”

And that wasn’t the end of the unexpected. Mike Barnicle chimed in to say that “everyone that I have spoken to, either down there in Texas or in Washington, has remarked upon the remarkable job that FEMA is doing.”

Concluded Scarborough: “this is not 2005. This is not Katrina.”

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I think the reason we’re talking about this, is because I think his personality, and maybe even to go a step beyond that, is in question. And some argue that there’s something missing. Or something wrong with it. So, that’s why people are seeing a big void here.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Well, I think, the reason we’re talking about it is, it is so foreign to him

MIKA: — to be human, and empathetic.

JOE: No, if you want to add that you can, Mika. I’m just saying, let me say it, and then — don’t finish my sentences for me . . . For the people of Texas, and for the people who lined up outside in Corpus Christi, and were yelling and screaming up and down the road, there were a ton of people who were thrilled that he was there. Showing up makes a big difference, and he’s shown up once, and he’s going to show up again this weekend.

. . .

GARRETT HAAKE: I just want to jump in on what Joe was saying a little bit. I was in Corpus Christi yesterday with the president. And he absolutely did get a hero’s welcome. They were lined up four or five deep at the airport to see him. You saw that huge crowd of people who came to the fire station and expressed their appreciation for the fact that he had come there.

. . .

MIKE BARNICLE: We should point out, to be fair about all of this, that everyone I have spoken to, either down there in Texas or in Washington, has remarked upon the remarkable job that FEMA is doing here in terms of leading this effort. And the remarkable coordination between state and local officials in dealing with this, and the relentless nature of what they’re dealing with has been an extraordinary job well done.

JOE: It certainly is not 2005. This is not Katrina.

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Mika is the poster child for Trump Derangement Syndrome. The response to the Texas flooding is the home turf for a businessman who is tuned to quickly solving emergent problems. Leftists are crazily fixating on Melania’s high heel pumps instead of the superb job President Trump is doing handling the emergency. Hey, leftists do-dos, there wasn’t any flooding in Washington, DC and Melania does know how to change her shoes for the occasion.

    YellowSnake in reply to scrubjay. | August 30, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Sounds like you have a case of ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’, too. Is it a little early to be claiming Trump did a superb job? Let’s wait and see what he has done a year from now or even many years from now. This is going to take time.

    For one thing, just 2 weeks ago, Trump reversed an Obama Executive Order. That order would have allowed federally funded infrastructure to be rebuilt to a higher standard to avoid suffering the same calamity twice. For instance, elevating the property. But Obama made the mistake of including Global Warning as one of the justifications. So, reflexively Trump dumped it.

    From Business Insider: Trump reversed regulations to protect infrastructure against flooding just days before Hurricane Harvey http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-reversed-obama-flooding-regulations-before-hurricane-harvey-2017-8

    One other thing he did was to stop the remapping of flood zones. I guess if you don’t map them, they will not flood.

      Milhouse in reply to YellowSnake. | August 30, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Garbage. 0bama didn’t “make the mistake of including Global Warning as one of the justifications”, the order was entirely about the supposed “global warming”, and required (not “allowed”) taxpayer money to be wasted elevating facilities beyond what’s needed now, in anticipation of future conditions that are entirely speculative.

      What’s even more dishonest is the clear and blatant implication that had the order been carried out the current flooding would have been prevented.

      There’s no reason to remap flood zones; they haven’t changed since the last time they were mapped.

        YellowSnake in reply to Milhouse. | August 30, 2017 at 1:12 pm

        “taxpayer money to be wasted elevating facilities beyond what’s needed now” What is so nice about this is that you probably won’t be around for the damage. It seems to me that a conservative position would be that when you are rebuilding and you will already be rebuilding to a new standard, the differential to build to standard that takes into account the possibility of global warming, is a small percentage. But if your ideology requires reinforcement, you will deny anything that smacks of acceptance. Talk about not having a moral compass.

        Why 85% of Houston homeowners have no flood insurance https://qz.com/1063985/hurricane-harvey-why-85-of-homeowners-in-houston-dont-have-federal-flood-insurance/

        My guess is that since this is a republican state and we have a republican federal government, they will write legislation to let them buy the insurance – and then not pay for it.

        What’s even more dishonest is the clear and blatant implication that had the order been carried out the current flooding would have been prevented. That is a BS implication. It is likely and I have read that the unchecked sprawl in flood plains and along creeks & rivers and in areas where there could have been reservoirs or other storm controls exacerbated the situation. There is simply no way to control runoff. This may have been ‘a hundred year storm’, but that means there is a 1% chance every year.

        Same story on the flood maps. A lot of areas hit by Katrina were not designated flood areas. I am not talking about New Orleans where the levy broke. I am talking about areas all along the coast. I would think conservatives would be conservative – well as Shakespeare said – “What’s in a name?”

        I agree and in addition, Obama’s EO was amending EO 11988 of May 24, 1977 (Floodplain Management). So, the older EO is probably still in place and probably has wording about how often to remap floodplains.

        And, Obama’s EO mentions “my Climate Action Plan”, so it is logical that if Trump is scrapping Obama’s climate plan, he also needs to scrap regs and EOs that refer to it.

        The new EO on infrastructure mentions the environmental impacts of projects but it also does a lot more, mostly to modernize the permitting process across federal agencies.

          Liz in reply to Liz. | August 30, 2017 at 1:42 pm

          I was agreeing to Millhouse, not YS.

          Concerning insurance – you are betting against the probability of something happening. It is an economic decision to pay a smaller amount now against the risk vs paying a lot more later. The article that YS refers to about insurance states that fact – most people opt not to insure against the risk.

      Commies do what commies do, or get paid to do.

      It really upsets commies like yellowbelly that Texans, working with a republican led government, can actually handle a disaster, rather than completely botching every aspect like happened in NO under incompetent democrat officials that viewed the whole calamity as an opportunity for graft and fascism.

Close The Fed | August 30, 2017 at 9:04 am

A great difference this time, is that the governments didn’t tell civilians to stay out. During Katrina, they aggressively discouraged civilians from helping. Big mistake.

Texans wouldn’t lie down for that crap.

But sure, Trump’s administration is doing a great job. He’s a doer, not a talker.

Though the comparisons will continue, the key difference in the government response in Katrina vs Harvey is the state and local government. Gov Abbott was working with the US government well before landfall, unlike Landreau and Nagin.

The REAL big difference in the response is the population affected, and all the volunteers from everywhere.

A POSITIVE comment/compliment for PRESIDENT Trump? From MSNBC?

Pigs can fly.

Poor Garrett. I can see some discipline and retraining in his near future.

People are dead and the toll will rise. Homes, businesses and infastructure have been decimated and it may take months or years to recover. Democrats and even the solid anti-Trumper Mike Barnacle have complimented the Trump administration and Republican Governor of Texas for a job well done in the early stages. Yet, Mika simply can’t allow herself to acknowledge that maybe Trump did something right. I feel bad for her. Must be exhausting being so bitter and angry.

Her derangement is along the lines of how deranged you would expect someone to be around someone who has not only spurned their advances but has humiliated them by pointing out she was spurned (and calling in to question her looks as she is getting older so it’s obviously going to be an up hill struggle to compete with younger females).

Poor Mika never had much credibility and given her lack of intellect that’s only fair. Her hate is so deep and so wide it defines her now.

And Joe, if you are annoyed at her finishing your sentences now, wait until you’re married few years.

Mika said her SAT score was really bad and it shows. This poor creature has no ability to react to what is happening around her. She is a one note tape player and the only tape in her head is an anti-trump tape. Push any button on her console and you get the same tape.

Sounds like a divorce is in the making.

    Milhouse in reply to Kaitain. | August 30, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    They’re not married yet.

      I hope they do officially get married and it will be fun to hear about their break-up. I am relying on Mark to document that activity, so I don’t have to watch the show!

      Hmm… who gets to keep the show?

4th armored div | August 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Mika needs to start taking her meds again and Joe (where did he pawn his balls and brains ?)

We haz trolls. I recognize their handles, and scroll ’em without bothering to read.

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