While millions were in harm’s way, President Trump was off to Pennsylvania for a self-gratification rally. On Oct. 9, thousands didn't have a home to go to. When there is a military action — are you going golfing?

Face it America, he doesn’t care about you — unless you’re rich.

God help Texas.

Domenico "Dom" Nuckols

Galveston

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(47) comments

Gary Miller

You seem to indicate you think Trump could have told Michael to go away. He has accomplished a lot in 23 months but controlling weather isn't his thing. Being prepared, as he was, is more important than your anti Trump rant.

Gary Miller

Nico! Trump cars about good citizens who want jobs. Working people with jobs are rich. If I were he I wouldn't care much about useless complainers like you.

Kathy Jones

I agree, Gary! This was about the dumbest comment I have seen printed. Maybe Nico needs a blankie and hot chocolate? Seriously, why would Trump need to come here? I hope Nico is prepared for a "REAL" Hurricane! This ain't no sissy State! Gotta keep those big gurl panties pulled up tight cause it's coming again, that's just the way it is. Our POS does not need to stop his life for raindrops falling on yo head Nico....lol

Don Schlessinger

Maybe the author should review BHO's history on golf outings, I think he would be surprised.

Emile Pope

Really? I think that you would be the one surprised. But then you would probably make excuses for his extravagance although during his campaign he said that he would be too busy for golf. Whatever...

Kathy Jones

I cannot believe that what other people own and are are blessed with makes people so angry. I never ever think about what Trump owns. I guess you feel he would make a better President if he lived in a shack with an outhouse and learned politics from an old book he stole from the library? I just don't get it. I could care less what anyone else has. Move on and find something to keep your mind busy, you are way too upset or should I say jealous for no good reason.
Trump was born in to money. He did not go out and become filthy rich to piss people off....Just like we are all born with different colored hair, skin and eyes, hwe did not ask for what we were blessed with. Be happy and thankful that you are safe and in a Country that has a President that actually tries to get everything we want done. Don't put the hate on a man who probably worries a lot more than you can imagine. He is just a person. If you disagree with him....hey, make a run for it! He was not a politician and he won. If you win though, I don't want to see you riding in the limos or going to fancy parties and taking any time off. That would just make me mad! Grow up!

Allison Buchtien

Perhaps you should take a look at this website: https://trumpgolfcount.com

Carlos Ponce

President Trump cares about me. He cares about you too, Dom. When was the last time you heard a president of the United States say he loves you?
"To everyone still recovering in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Everywhere. We are with you, we love you, and we always will pull through together. Always."
See Dom, President Trump not only cares for you, he said he loves you during the State of the Union. Which other president said he loved you?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/30/trumps-first-state-of-the-union-address-annotated/?utm_term=.c976c07dbcb2

Emile Pope

Talk is cheap...

Carlos Ponce

President Trump loves Emile Pope too!

Kathy Jones

AMEN! CARLOS! Keep up the positive attitude! I like you. I would vote for you not because you were rich or poor, but because you make me smile and you are convincing me that you could make the world smile while driving that big ole Bently of yours...;) Keep the faith and the spread the kindness God has truly blessed you with!

Kathy Jones

So then, Miss Emily, write something here that is convincing and makes us understand that being tacky while making no point is the way to live. Wow! You are so unhappy. Don't you have a hobby or a friend to help ease the pain of envy?

Carlos Ponce

October 9, 2018 - Arriving via the airport in Omaha, Nebraska, President Trump traveled to Council Bluffs to attend a campaign rally for Governor Kim Reynolds and Congressman David Young at the Mid-America Center.
October 10, 2018 - Arriving via Erie International Airport, President Trump traveled to Erie to attend a campaign rally for Senate candidate Lou Barletta and Congressman Mike Kelly at the Erie Insurance Arena.
These trips were scheduled in advance of Michael hitting the Florida, etc. His speeches at each addressed the impact Michael had on the people that were affected.
“I cannot disappoint the thousands of people that are there — and the thousands that are going,” he wrote on Twitter. “I look forward to seeing everyone this evening.”
Of course the Liberals blasted him but then again they would not like ANYTHING the president did.
“So, the president last night was able to join [Fox News anchor] Shannon Bream after his rally in Pennsylvania. He wanted everyone to know that, even though he’s holding the rally, he never really put the people in the eye of the storm behind him,” Kilmeade said, according to Media Matters for America. He added that “I think that was, overall, a good move.”
“The problem I had, Shannon, is this was set up a long time ago,” he [Trump] continued. “We had thousands of people lined up from yesterday. I mean, literally, they stayed 24 hours and sometimes more than that to go to these rallies. They like them. You probably saw the pictures on television tonight, thousands and thousands of people outside after the arena. It was a big arena. But it was full. And we had 15,000 or beyond that people outside. And so, you had these people waiting for hours, many hours. And if I didn’t go, that would have been the wrong thing, too."
If he went to the scheduled rally the Liberals would say it was wrong.
If he didn't attend the rallies the Liberals would say it was wrong. Trump was wrong in their eyes no matter what he did.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/11/democrats-attack-trump-campaigning-while-deadly-hurricane-slams-florida/?utm_term=.1675c537d18c

David Smith

And he hasnt forgot anyone in Ben Gazi

Kay Lowell

Totally agree. There are so many examples where this president and this administration do not care about the American people.

The tax cut this administration gave to the 1% only helps the 1%. For the years 2018 to 2027, the shortfall ranges from $1 trillion to $1.3 trillion. In measuring for 2019 to 2028, the picture improves, but the 10-year shortfall still is between $700 billion to $1.1 trillion. Our debt continues to spiral out of control. The is no money to fix the roads and aging bridges. Our educational system continues to deteriorate.

Under Trumpcare, mandatory coverage for preexisting conditions is rolled back and premiums under the Trumpcare could reach $25,700 per year ($2,141 per month) for people in high-risk pools who are expected to have high healthcare costs. Trumpcare pre-existing conditions like metastatic cancer could result in charges of more than $142,000 by some insurers for coverage, an increase of 3,500%.

The Health and Human Services estimate that at least 50% of all non elderly people have at least one pre-existing condition. If you have one of these, expect your healthcare costs to skyrocket even faster under Trumpcare:

High blood pressure - 44 million
Behavioral health disorders - 45 million
High cholesterol - 44 million
Asthma and chronic lung conditions - 34 million
Osteoarthritis and joint disorders - 34 million
AIDS/HIV
Alcohol and drug abuse if the patient has been treated recently
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia
Anorexia and bulimia
Arthritis
Cancer
Cerebral palsy
Congestive heart failure
Coronary artery disease and heart disease
Crohn’s disease
Diabetes
Hepatitis
Kidney disease and renal failure
Lupus
Mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, OCD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder
Obesity
Organ transplant
Parkinson’s disease
Pregnancy, including fathers expecting a child
Sleep apnea
Stroke
Acid reflux
Acne
Asthma
Hysterectomy
Migraines
Pacemaker
Seizures
Ulcers

Another example is the segregation of children from their families seeking assylum into this counrty. It is inhumane to separate babies and children from their parents, put them in internment camps, transfer them in the middle of the night, and somehow lose track of them so that they can't be reunited with their parents. Absolutely disgusting and shameful.

I could recite many more examples where this President and the current administration have demonstrated they view the American people, which they were elected to serve, as nothing more than collateral dammage to enrich and line their own pockets.

It is time to fire our elected officials and hire some new ones that will represent the American people. Leaders that actually care whether their constituents have decent and affordable healthcare, whether they have good paying jobs, and represent the values that made this country strong: integrity, truthfulness, hard-working, and compassion.

I'm not seeing a lot of truthfulness coming out of this President's mouth or tweets. Except for the time where he said that he loves the uneducated. Or the time he was caught on tape saying he grabs women in the private area. Or the time he said immigrants aren't people, they're animials. Or when he referred to some countries as s-hole countries.

Carlos Ponce

You're taking things out of context, Kay.
Like "Or the time he said immigrants aren't people, they're animials."
Did he say that? No he was talking SPECIFICALLY about MS13 gang members.
My parents, born in Mexico, would call them "animales". Actually they'd call them that and worse but this is a family newspaper.
But you have to take things OUT OF CONTEXT extending what he said to all immigrants.
Now about "separate babies and children from their parents". That's the law and judicial decree from the Ninth Circuit. It was done under the George W Bush and Barack Obama administrations. Democrat Henry Cuellar pointed this out in 2014. But the pictures he took did not go viral. But they used to denounce the Trump administration years later. Do I blame the Bush and Obama administrations for what happened? Obama era officials say many of these children were released to human traffickers.
"Did the Obama Administration Place Immigrant Children With Human Traffickers? A congressional report and criminal indictment resulted from a 2014 incident in which multiple immigrant children were handed off to a human trafficking ring."
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/did-obama-administration-children-human-traffickers/
Liberal Snopes rates this "TRUE".
Why is the Trump administration removing children from parents? To avoid fiascos that occurred during the Obama administration.
Your opinions are laced with lies, obfuscations, misleading statements. Typical Liberal post.

Jim Forsythe

The rest of the story according to snopes.
On 17 June 2018, right-wing blogs published a flurry of stories reporting that the administration of former United States President Barack Obama had handed immigrant children over to human traffickers.
The reports were posted in response to the public outcry over a policy enacted by Obama’s successor, Donald Trump, whose administration in April 2018 announced a “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Under this policy, all adults who are caught crossing the southern U.S. border between ports of entry are being charged with federal crimes and then separated from accompanying children.
As the policy went into effect, news reports documenting scenes of distraught, traumatized children being torn from their parents by immigration authorities, and images migrant children being held in cages, created a backlash from both sides of the political spectrum against the Trump administration.
In response to the growing fallout, the president’s supporters wrote up stories criticizing his predecessor based on a 2015 criminal case and 2016 Senate report stemming from a Marion, Ohio human trafficking ring that used migrant children for forced labor on an egg farm. Right-leaning blogs like WesternJournal.com’s Conservative Tribune for example confusingly reported the media was “silent” about the case while aggregating their story from a New York Magazine report:
In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted a ring of traffickers led by Aroldo Castillo-Serrano and accused them of smuggling children into the United States. They were also accused of lying to Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) by posing as relatives in order to gain custody of children in its care and use them for forced labor in Marion, a city north of Columbus. The federal indictment, filed in U.S. district court in Ohio accuses Castillo-Serrano and his conspirators of forcing the children to live in squalid trailers and work six or seven 12-hour days a week, using threats and physical violence as coercion.
According to the Justice Department, Castillo-Serrano pleaded guilty in August 2015 to counts related to trafficking. He was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution to the victims.


Carlos Ponce

Note that some of the "parents" who were separated from their "children" weren't parents at all. Why do Liberals want children reunited with human traffickers who brought them to this country?

Paul Hyatt

Snopes is a left wing web site that stated many lies about Obama care that turned out to be true. Snopes info is not worth a plug nickel and that is giving them to much credit at that....

Jim Forsythe

Carlos , how many children were victims of the human traffickers?
Just because the children weren’t related to the people they were separated from, does not mean that they were human traffickers victims' . Out of the thousands of children that were detained only a handful were with someone other than there parents. Officials said they could not reunite 46 children because their parents have been accused of crimes, because the children weren’t related to the people they were separated from, or, in at least a dozen cases, because U.S. immigration authorities had already deported their parents.

Now Trump want to keep the children in detention forever.
September 07, 2018
The Trump administration is attempting to remove court-imposed time limits on the detention of immigrant children. The administration’s proposal would allow immigrant families to be held in detention indefinitely, ending the long-standing 1997 Flores agreement which says that children cannot be jailed for more than 20 days. More than 400 children remain separated from their parents more than a month after a court-imposed deadline requiring the Trump administration to reunite all of the separated families More than 400 children remain separated from their parents more than a month after a court-imposed deadline requiring the Trump administration to reunite all of the separated families. Officials said they could not reunite the other 46 children because their parents have been accused of crimes, because the children weren’t related to the people they were separated from, or, in at least a dozen cases, because U.S. immigration authorities had already deported their parents. In total, about 3,000 separated children are in detention centers and facilities across the United States

George Croix

Yet, if it were a few thousand who'd left THIS country and showed up in some Central American country demanding they be allowed to stay and be provided and cared for and schooled and medicated and free maternity care and such, what do you suppose their fate would be, the ones not turned back/out to fend for themselves....imprisonment? Immediate deportation? Worse?

Yet again in this country, the confusion between being humanitarian and being played for suckers shows how widespread it is....

Carlos Ponce

"Just because the children weren’t related to the people they were separated from, does not mean that they were human traffickers victims.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING, Jim. They were investigated and identified as such.

Jim Forsythe

How many and when?

Carlos Ponce

My friend who works on the border did not give me a number. Quite a few is what he wrote. But the numbers are in flux, continuously rising with more investigation.
Read: "Protecting Unaccompanied Alien Children from Trafficking and Other Abuses"
https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Majority%20&%20Minority%20Staff%20Report%20-%20Protecting%20Unaccompanied%20Alien%20Children%20from%20Trafficking%20and%20Other%20Abuses%202016-01-282.pdf
A non-government summary of the findings:
"US Admits It ‘Lost’ 1,500 Immigrant Children, Handed Many of Them Directly To Human Traffickers"
https://thefreethoughtproject.com/govt-lost-immigrant-children-human-traffickers/
Also read the ICE report
https://www.ice.gov/factsheets/human-trafficking

Paul Hyatt

Isn't it ironic that the very people who scream about Oh the poor children down at the border did NOT say a word when Obama started that. I do wonder why?
One other thing why is it all of you who scream about the poor children at the border are usually the exact same ones that scream that you have the right to slaughter the innocent upon the altar of convenience that you call "Choice"!!!!

Kathy Jones

YES! EXACTLY! Paul, you are so right! All I hear is whining and people digging deep to find a reason to gripe! If all of you people are so concerned, start working to place these kiddos in your home and others that can take on a child. DO SOMETHING! TRUMP IS ONE PERSON! I do not want all of those children over here! The parents are what I call abusive parents and should be punished for child abandonment, not given the right to come over and live here because they cheated the system. That is what these people do though. You can not trust them as much as you would like to help and believe they just want to send money home to help their families....most get a taste of money and learn how easy it is to take another persons social and work under that identity while also recieving every tax cut known to man making more money on their tax return than they made in wages the whole year. THIS IS MY MONEY! NOT THEIRS! I pay taxes that equal about 1/4 of my income so that an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT can steal this money and never have to go to jail and suffer behind bars for breaking the law as I would have to. No, they just push them back over the border to freedom without punishment or consequences. They do not know how to live right and do right in America. They will never learn as we Americans HAD to obey the law and learn right from wrong, and having to to pay for the crime. That is how we learned. All of the people from El Salvador that are pushing their way in stating that they have rights and we are breaking the 5th amendment by not allowing them to come here legally are nothing but ignorant criminals just as the parents abandoning their children. If these were God fearing people they would have faith and do the right thing. I have always wondered why men that are so good in construction and building things could not find enough trees to build homes and use their talents at home to make their country a better place to live. They say that they work here to send the money back to Mexico to help their families. But I have yet read a story or seen pictures of how someone put that money to work and used it to build a home and or furniture or anything. Where does the money go? Tacos?Im sorry, you just can't reach what I call "takers" that want to "give". If you people think Trump is so mean and you want the best for these abandoned chilren, then get off your duff and go get a couple of them, feed them and clothe them, and stop telling everyone else to take care of them. YOU DO IT! No need to be rich, our barns are castles to them so you can't complain about that. Hell Im sure half you whiners are already getting part of my paycheck as we speak. Good night, I wish you big ole babies would get a life! Get a dog, a child from the border....ANYTHING that will keep you busy and shut you up!

Kathy Jones

Wow! Blessed with knowledge. Amazing you have all this information to throw out there and instead of running for President you still cry that he has not done a thing for All the American people. He is only human, what the hell do you expect one man that has been shut down everytime he tries to make things happen by people who are more interested in tearing him down and crying "what about me?", than getting out there and making a difference themselves.

I am just curious, you with all your numbers and lists, what exactly should he do and how would he doit without any quams or pushbacks? Is all this you mention so simple to complete, like just signing his name or telling someone to do it and do it now or else?

Do you really believe he should be as powerful as one that makes miracles happen in an instant? Have you ever been given such a large project and long list and been expected to have it completed because you are the one who knows it all? But yet without so-in-so's signature or permission you can't complete that task because the two of you and a whole lot of other busy bodies have to agree.

Comeon....this is America! Be thankful you have been blessed with wisdom and put it to use to help make these things happen! This will never be a perfect world, even if you were our POS!People need to stop complaining and stand up for themselves by helping not by whining. This is Texas...no whiners allowed, fight for what you want and I dont mean by clicking the ticket for the Dem when voting...I mean get up, write people, call people. You seem to think that Trump does not care and this is why you list is not complete. I challenge you to make some calls and find out why these things are not yet done for you...I just bet you may begin to understand that one man, rich or poor, black or white, woman or man cannot make it all happen overnight. There was so much on his plate when he took office because the President before him did NOTHING but dream of being a movie star. Why did'n't Obamalama do all these things? I am really anxious to hear your plan.....

Claudia Burnam

Liberals will never learn. Thank God, more and more people aren't listening to them.

domenico nuckols

Donald go play grown up are running the country

Dalton Logan

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Gary Miller

Nico! Why do you handicap yourself by getting your NEWS from the MSM?

domenico nuckols

Donald Trump cases about himself

Dalton Logan

?????????????????

Kathy Jones

Domenico, please learn how to write in english so that we all know what you are saying!

Diane Turski

Vote for Democrats in November to enact the checks and balances system on this erratic president! Stop the insanity NOW!!!!

Carlos Ponce

Diane, look up checks and balances. It has NOTHING to do with political affiliation.

Kathy Jones

Now that's funny! Are you serious? If you are, I have to agree, we need to stop the "INSANITY" NOW! What scary people you dems are.

George Croix

The #1 check and balance on uncontrolled power in this nation has always been that the accused is innocent until proven guilty.
The Left, under the hysterical 'leadership' of the 'resistance', has declared that to no longer be the case.
They INSIST that due process does not apply, and that the burdon pf proof is on the accused.
They scream, assault, harass, and engage in deranged mob activity to push those assertions.
SO, no matter what other issues you have, if a Govt. can assume you guilty until you figure out how to prove yourself innocent, of anything, much less 35 year old charges with no dates or times or places specified, then they have the power to completely rule your life, by taking your freedom away from you at will.

Given power, their next target could as easily be you, or your child....

As for 'health care', after DESIGNING it to fall on it's face, and lead to single payer, and lying through their teeth about that, now the leftists P & M about any attempts to make it more fair and at least closer to solvent or falling apart slower, and to remove the TAX that forced American citizens to buy what they did not want to buy, or pay it.
Two-faced is about the most tame description for that....the rest are alimentary....

Jarvis Buckley

Dom- I'm truly sorry you feel that way. You have the wrong opinion of our President. He would give you the shirt off his back, if you needed it.

George Croix

It's just all talk, Jarvis.
Unless the leftists think all time record low minority unemployment is 'only for Trump', as but one thing....
Of course, anyone who might be opposed to working for a living, and who thinks it's OK to ignore the laws of this country and just walk on in and start stealing 'benefits' from American citizens, would also think that way....if, of course, anybody did.....

Kathy Jones

Amen! I work my rear end off and give more in taxes than I want. But what's important is that I WORK! Nothing in my life has come for free! I am tired of the people who are getting my tax money bitching about money and healthcare. I wonder if they even know about the cheap OBAMALAMA healthcare plan? Or do they know to call "211" when hungry? Can they read or hear? Because from the view I have, I can see zeros falling off my check and on to someone else's check written by the IRS for $20k and more for having liters, and taking cuts that I do not get. I pay in to that pool. There is a man that came over from Mexico, now legal and has 7 kids under 25b and the 2 mothers are gone. He makes $15 and hour which is around $30 grand a year and then when tax time rolls around, he gets so many cuts that his return equals around $25k (this is a return! TAX Free!) Puts his earnings for the year over $50k. More than most on this Island will ever make. Unbelievable! I just don't understand why people are being handed money and free healthcare when they are in a low income bracket and they are the ones bitching! They refuse to move up or get another job or marry that man because it would take away the steak and cigs they buy with their welfare checks that we provide. Lazy and ignorant is what comes to mind.

George Croix

At least this article makes as much sense as anything else the Left says......there's something to be said for consistency.....

Jarvis Buckley

George I wished you would have been batting for the Astros tonight.⚾️
You hit that one out of the park.👍

George Croix

Jarvis, even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a pecan......

George Croix

Hmmmmmm.
It's probably just my cynical nature, but it sure is 'coincidental' that a thousand Hondurans start trekking this way, just about in time to arrive at the southern border, oh, right about election time.....
Maybe the rich, older (slightly), George didn't quite get the outcome he paid for with Kavanaugh, so on to the next show.....?
Somebody is for sure footing the along-the-way bills.....
Having no ideas and no answers, absolutely nothing but 'resistance' and hate and assault and harassment and mob mentality, the Left would give their eye teeth for another shot of kids in cages at the border the weekend before election day....
They could have saved their money, and just re-used the ones from when Pres. Obama ' separated the children from their parents at the border' and stuck them in cages.......As can be counted on from the Left, they're for it, before they're against it......

Victor Krc

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds...". Though I would disagree with Ralph Waldo Emerson on some things he did pen an accurate description of the mindset of the current crop of lefties. They never, never tire of trying to pound that square peg into a round hole. Eventually they destroy the peg and lose their minds in the process.

Kathy Jones

All the while leaving the sane hard working earners in this world scratching their heads and wondering if they will ever just shut the hell up. It's like a 2am feeding, they just keep on crying until something (free) gets shoved in their mouth.

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