President Trump has learned from Hurricane Katrina and is reacting to Hurricane Harvey as thoroughly as possible, infers Kenneth T. Walsh in US News. Former President Bush appeared too distant and his government reaction wasn’t effective enough. Trump has taken to Twitter to bolster both these aspects. He is highly engaged and is pushing to provide all the help that is necessary. He is showing everyone that the people of Texas matter to him. The populace remains constantly updated by how he his dealing with the damage Hurricane Harvey caused. Trump’s response has been presidential.
A president’s role during a tragedy like Hurricane Harvey is to offer inspiration and compassion. President Trump’s lack of the latter has been painfully absent so far, holds David A. Graham of The Atlantic. In the past, he has proven to be adept at firing up crowds, which he has done in recent days, but talk of the victims has been almost nonexistent. Empathy seems strangely absent from the president’s public rhetoric. He has talked about American resilience and the magnitude of Harvey. Perhaps Trump is just better at bringing people together in more superficial ways. Until now, his response to Harvey has been lacking.