As Trump heads to Texas to survey the flood and damage brought on by Hurricane Harvey, a number of Twitter users have pointed out that the president is about to do exactly what he criticized former President Barack Obama for performing when Superstorm Sandy struck the east coast in 2012.
“Not only giving out money, but Obama is going to be viewed today standing in rain and water like he is a real President — don’t fall for it,” Trump wrote on Oct. 30, 2012, adding a day later that “Obama is now standing at a puddle acting like a President–offer me a break. ”
Not only giving money out, but Obama is going to be viewed like he is a President — don ' t fall for it, standing in rain and water.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2012
Obama is now standing at a puddle acting like a President–provide me a break.
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2012
Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and much of Texas’ Gulf Coast region, with more than 40 inches of rain falling since Thursday. The president is expected to arrive in Corpus Christi on Tuesday before traveling to Austin, the state’s capital.
While in Austin, Trump is expected to tour the Emergency Operations Center and receive briefings about the hurricane and harm.
Reports indicate that the president doesn't want to head to Houston and hamper the rescue and relocation efforts.
The irony of Trump doing exactly what he criticized Obama for performing wasn't lost on people. Actually, there's an entire Reddit community dedicated to finding old tweets of Trump’so criticize things he’so performing as president.
-- 81 Olives (@TerrellChuggs) August 29, 2017
Consistently a tweet, etc… https://t.co/x0EjW3fI85
-- Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 29, 2017
There's always a tweet. https://t.co/tL73LblVRy
-- Matt Fury⚽#RNation🏈 (@KrankyKanuck) August 29, 2017
And there's always a classic tweet for each occasion… here's a goodie https://t.co/vvMRBTPVTg
-- Kathie Manchester (@carloverkat1) August 29, 2017
It’s downright impressive.
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