The governor of Louisiana has asked all the presidential candidates to stay away from the flooded areas of his state because political photo ops get in the way of disaster relief efforts. Here it is:
[President] Obama himself is facing criticism for not cutting short his annual summer vacation to visit the flood devastation in Louisiana, but the governor, Democrat John Bel Edwards, has publicly asked Obama to stay away, citing the drain on resources that a presidential visit demands and that he would prefer to devote to flood relief.
Of course, the right wing media minions are criticizing Obama and Hillary Clinton for not screwing up disaster relief efforts by showing up for a photo op when important work has to be done.
And, of course, the douchebag in a white baseball cap who Republican voters say is the right person to lead the free world and his holier-than-though fluffer vice presidential running mate go down to the flooded areas of Louisiana for a photo op.
Is that Play-Doh (click to enlarge because I can’t believe what I’m seeing)? You’re bringing Play-Doh as part of your photo op? Because when the water’s rising above your neck, nothing says “I need to be rescued” like Play-Doh?
I must be seeing this wrong.
Well, at least Mr. Make America Hate Again must have exerted a significant amount of time and energy as he helped unload that big truck:
On Friday morning, freshly-minted Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told ABC News that Trump and running mate Mike Pence would be traveling to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to “help people on the ground” in a “decidedly nonpolitical event” with “no press allowed.”
As it turns out, though, there actually were members of the press allowed, and the candidate did use the occasion to attack his political opponent, and there were opportunities for photographs, but true to his word, Trump did “help out.” Pool cameras trailed Trump for his entire visit, and over the course of those several hours, Trump “helped out” by unloading a truckload of toys for 49 seconds, these 49 seconds.
Is this a parody of a presidential campaign?