Okay, there were controversial statements here and there. Trump is Trump. But the bottom line is that President Trump and the federal government have done an incredible job responding to multiple tragedies over the past several weeks.
Three separate hurricanes savaged Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico. And then a monster shot up a country music concert. The federal response to each of the hurricanes has been extraordinary. Complaints that aid did not move fast enough to Puerto Rico have come largely from the leftist, politically ambitious mayor of San Juan and are undermined by the obvious inability to get things rolling quickly on an island where the infrastructure was already in bad shape.
Meanwhile, both the president and the first lady dispatched themselves as quickly as feasible to each of the affected areas, offering comfort and signalling to responders that their work is a priority.
If Obama had responded as Trump did, the press would be teary-eyed over his compassion and asking the Norwegians to grant him a Nobel Peace Prize Lifetime Achievement Award.
Instead, the press has attempted to revive the meme that Trump is a racist because the Puerto Rico response didn’t immediately establish a new tropical paradise. Maybe the press could stop complaining that Trump is attacking them and try being a little more even-handed and then see what happens.