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Do Hugs And Hand-Holding Save Lives And Repair Homes?

No matter how quickly President Trump responds to a disaster like hurricane Harvey; no matter how much federal aid President Trump gives to those unfortunate people suffering in the Houston area; no matter how much praise the local officials, Republicans and Democrats alike, dealing with the hurricane destruction in Texas, give to Trump for the quick and professional emergency assistance he’s given them, his petty, liberal, Democrat detractors are now criticizing him for not giving enough hugs, for not holding enough hands and for not emoting sufficiently with the victims of this disaster.

And, of course, right on the heels of this criticism that he is not being out-front and personal enough with those people who are suffering, is the opposite criticism that he is concentrating too much attention on himself and not being impersonal enough and letting the victims take the forefront of attention. Even in the face of a disaster of unseen proportions that this hurricane has produced, liberals can’t set aside their hate of Donald Trump and appreciate the emergency assistance the federal government has provided. It’s a certainty that if Trump had not gone to the devastated area and had not met with local officials and given the help that he has indeed provided, that liberal Democrats would be wailing and moaning about how unfeeling and insensitive Trump was in this hour of need. But the partisan, political attacks on Trump are always there, the Democrats just change the words to fit the current circumstance.

When Trump announced that he would personally donate a million dollars of his own money to help the locals provide relief, liberals could have taken this as a personal “hug” of sorts, but instead they claimed that Trump was only thinking of himself, that he was trying to up-stage the people suffering in Texas and that he was placing his wealth before the welfare of the hurricane victims. But the snotty, petty and bitchy negative statements of a female CNN reporter about the “inappropriate” shoes that Melania Trump wore as she boarded Air Force One while accompanying Trump to Texas for their first visit there, is beyond explanation or understanding. Hillary informed us that an attack on one woman was an attack on all women, so has the CNN reporter apologized to the women of America for her attack on them, via Melania Trump? One would be ill-advised to hold one’s breath awaiting the apology.

Trump-hating is destroying Democrats. What saves lives and repairs flooded homes is not hugs nor hand-holding nor childish comments about the First Lady’s shoes, it’s quick, decisive action, and that’s what President Trump is good at, and that’s what he’s been providing and will continue to provide.

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Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor.

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  1. You bet those hugs help!!! SUNDAY IS A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER….grab anyone and everyone & pray, baby, pray!!

    The book of Hosea tells of a time when evil and corruption ruled and said if enough would pray in faith he would save their land……There’s A lesson to be learned and a chance in a lifetime to do something for our Nation.

    Looks like President Trump could give lesson to Ex prez on what a ‘for real’ community organizer does

  2. You nailed it Dave.Trump is a guy with a big heart who has helped a lot of people in the past as I mentioned in my articles. He could find a cure for cancer and they would still criticize him.Like I said in my article,people don’t want hugs now they want results and results are what Trump is providing for them. He’s back there today and he’s hugging and shaking hands.His response was much quicker than Obama was with Sandy and Bush was with Katrina which was at least two weeks after.

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