FLASHBACK: Obama Now Haunted by What He Said About Bush When Katrina Flooded LA
When Barack Obama was a senator during the George W. Bush administration and first campaigned for the Oval Office, he lambasted President Bush for his flyover visit to Louisiana after the unprecedented devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.
“We can talk about what happened for two days in 2005 and we should. We can talk about levees that couldn’t hold, a FEMA that seemed not just incompetent but paralyzed and powerless, about a president who only saw the people from the window of an airplane instead of down here on the ground,” Obama said during the heat of the 2008 campaign, according to The Washington Examiner.
But now, while Louisiana is practically underwater and thousands of people are displaced from their homes, Obama won’t leave his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard to visit — not even for a flyover.
It’s ironic that Obama once had the gall to say that Bush’s visit after Katrina was “unconscionable ineptitude” during one of his speeches on the Senate floor.
This time, while the president golfs away, GOP nominee Donald Trump has personally visited the devastation, on the ground, and do what Obama should have done days ago.
“I would like to take a moment to talk about the heartbreak and devastation in Louisiana, a state that is very, very special to me,” Trump said at a North Carolina rally. “We are one nation. When one state hurts, we all hurt. And we must all work together to lift each other up.
“Though words cannot express the sadness one feels at times like, this I hope everyone in Louisiana knows that our country is praying for them and standing with them to help them in these difficult hours,” he added.
America desperately needs a president who will not attempt to fill his final months with as many vacation days as he can — all at the expense of drowning taxpayers.