The Trump administration seems to be able to create their own political storms, but now they are about to face the chaos created by Hurricane Harvey. It is already threatening the Texas gulf coast and is expected to develop into a “major hurricane” by the time it hits landfall on Friday. This will become a “major test” for the Trump White House.
The Trump White House has only dealt with political crises thus far but will face for the first time the chaos that comes from a natural disaster.
Influential news source Matt Drudge sent a rare pair of tweets Thursday morning saying that the incoming hurricane will present a significant challenge to the Trump administration. Drudge commented in one tweet that “It’s about to get real” for Trump.
In a follow-up tweet, Drudge wrote: “TX coast big winds. Slow moving landfall, biblical rains to urban Houston. Giant test for Trump admin and new govt efficiency,” Drudge then asked: “Is he ready?”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the president’s press secretary, said that Trump has been receiving briefings on Hurricane Harvey’s progress and that the president “stands ready to provide resources as needed.”
Trump later tweeted a video of him meeting with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials and encouraged Americans in the hurricane’s path to plan ahead.
The forecast for this storm from the National Hurricane Center released Thursday morning “calls for Harvey to reach major hurricane strength by 36 hours before it reaches the middle Texas coast.” Harvey is expected to become a Category 3 or 2 storm with winds reaching 130 mph. It may be the first hurricane of that magnitude to make landfall in the U.S. since 2005.
The Trump administration has faced multiple challenges, how do you think they will handle a natural disaster? Do you think the media is hoping for a major disaster so they can blame Trump?
Credit: Daily Caller