(National Sentinel) Natural Disaster: As Hurricane Harvey continues to ravage a wide swath of Texas, President Donald J. Trump tweeted out that he is planning to visit the weather-ravaged state soon.
But not until things calm down — and that’s exactly the right thing for the president to do, given the resources that would have to be diverted from rescue efforts in order to accommodate him. And right now, Texas authorities have their hands full.
“I will be going to Texas as soon as that trip can be made without causing disruption. The focus must be life and safety,” Trump tweeted Sunday.
That’s exactly the right move, Mr. President — though we’re quite certain you’re going to get criticized no matter what decision you make regarding Texas.
But the facts are, coordination between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the president, between state and federal emergency responders, has thus far been stellar, both men having believed the forecasts and anticipated that the storm would cause as much damage as it’s causing.
“Great coordination between agencies at all levels of government. Continuing rains and flash floods are being dealt with. Thousands rescued,” the president also tweeted Sunday.
Fox News reported further:
Trump is monitoring the developments from the Camp David presidential retreat in western Maryland. He led a video conference with top officials Saturday, and he is scheduled to hold another one Sunday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
“We’ve got some really great people … like [director] Brock Long over at FEMA,” said Perry, a former Texas governor. “The administration is being very focused on making sure the state has everything it needs.”
Like Trump, Perry was careful to make clear that Texas is leading the storm-recovery efforts, praising Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s response, as flood waters reach dangerous levels in Houston, where evacuations are expected to continue for days.
“We need to be prepared for a really long recovery,” Perry said.
Expect to see the usual Alt-Left politicos and Democrats level criticism because that’s what they do. But the fact is, thus far, Trump’s first domestic emergency as president is being addressed at every level in the best way it can.
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