When Louisiana was hit with catastrophic flooding, Donald Trump visited the state and brought with him supplies for the victims. It was a classy move and he provided more than a photo op of “sincere concern.”
It’s a bit easier with national disasters. There’s general agreement from everyone that aid is required, and aside from the climate change folks, it’s generally impossible to point fingers of blame.
Unnatural disasters are something else. After the fatal shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, violence erupted in the form of protests. The facts are still unclear, but it is tearing the city apart on racial lines, particularly as black protesters attack white people who had absolutely nothing to do with the black policeman who shot Scott.
Nonetheless, Hillary Clinton rose from her pneumonia recovery with plans to visit Charlotte and offer comfort.
Well, not so fast there…Breitbart reports, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was forced to cancel her planned trip to Charlotte, after the Democratic mayor of the city begged her on live television to stay home. Clinton aides announced on Friday afternoon that Hillary would visit the city on Sunday, but were forced to reverse their plans just hours later.
“After further discussion with community leaders, we have decided to postpone Sunday’s trip as to not impact the city’s resources,” noted Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri in a carefully worded statement released late Friday night.
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, a Democrat who has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, urged the Democratic nominee to postpone her scheduled visit on Sunday in an interview on CNN.
“If there would be a way to delay those visits in terms of giving us a chance to get our city back to order and back to a state of normalcy that would probably be ideal,” Roberts said in an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett on Friday night.
“At this point we do have very stressed resources for security,” she said. “They are working around the clock.”
Clinton planned visit would have taken place the same day that Charlotte will be hosting an NFL football game, as the Minnesota Vikings play the Panthers. The event will likely be the focal point for additional protests.
Of course Donald Trump had his own take of the situation…in typical Trump fashion.
Crooked Hillary's bad judgement forced her to announce that she would go to Charlotte on Saturday to grandstand. Dem pols said no way, dumb!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2016
Anyway, what is Hillary doing, gallivanting around the country just one day before her first debate? Surely she needs some rest and recuperation…
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]