Donald Trump Jabs Media, Praises Coast Guard in Houston

President Trump Jabs Media, Praises Coast
Susan Walsh / AP

President Donald Trump landed in Houston today to survey the devastation in the wake of Harvey, praising the Coast Guard and swiping at the media. Trump was caught on video lauding the Coast Guard for saving almost 11,000 people “by going into winds that this media would not go into… unless it’s a really good story in which case they will.”


His Saturday remarks targeting the media seemed a back-handed compliment, implying members of the press would risk their lives for “a good story,” but not to save others.

CNN heralded Trump’s trip to the Gulf Coast as his second try at being the “comforter in chief,” a role that obviously does not extend to reporters. The president was in Houston four days ago, when he was widely criticized for remarking on the large crowd he was able to draw but failed to mention the victims during a trip to a fire house.

For this visit, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, the president was taking a more low-key approach, interacting with the victims and demonstrating what CNN called “a hands on approach.”

“TEXAS: We are with you today, we are with you tomorrow, and we will be with you EVERY SINGLE DAY AFTER, to restore, recover, and REBUILD!” Trump tweeted shortly after arriving in Houston on Saturday.

Harvey has claimed at least 47 lives, although the death toll is far from complete, as rescuers continue to go door to door searching for injured and dead.

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  1. Ivanka says:

    So all those reporters on the front line real time while you went to Corpus 100 miles away were doing what Donnie? Of course fox didn’t have anyone there so you assumed (we all know what that makes u) no else was there. You are a despicable human(sic) “have a good time” at the impeachment

    • Sam says:

      China is funding n Korea weapons. With our money from our industries that were allowed to go overseas, use inhumane labor conditions that would not be allowed here, yet we allow importing products made under inhumane conditions in another country. Poison fruit.
      This is our money that china is using to fund n Korea trillions in weapon development. How stupid are we. N Korea doesn’t have the kind of money it takes to build these weapons. It’s coming from china. The new richest country in the world thanks to the idiots in the USA
      being allowed to be making their dimes
      off of foreign labor, imports.
      NO IMPORTS!!!!!!! Stop this.
      Brown and garcetti the senile demented morons have cities full of 7 mile stretches along multi million dollar river walkways and the morons maintain sanctuary cities as law and have NO IDEA!!!!!! of what to do there are no jobs f ng MORONS!!!!!!
      They’re homeless because there are no industries no factories where they can just walk in and do a days labor and LIVE like a human being. How STUPID ARE WE !! !!!!!!
      And n Korea is using OUR MONEY to build weapons against us !!! Oy.
      He better pull out all of our industries out of china. F imports.
      China and n Korea go back to planting rice. No weapons.

  2. RMX says:

    No, Donald. My stepsister is a reporter in Houston and she rescued people on a jetski from their flooded homes. She did it because she lives in Houston and saw her city underwater and the helpless people in it. It was not because it was “a good story”. It was humanity and selflessness, which is something you’d never understand and are incapable of feeling, let alone practicing.

  3. Bill Bevin says:

    Thank you to our wonderful President and our First Lady. Your compassion for all Americans is above and beyond any president in my life time. God Bless

  4. Cath says:

    Guess he missed all those reporters helping people and not just for the story. Most actually compassionate people do help those in need, Mr. President. To see only some “profit” is your thing.

  5. Barbara says:

    Ok here we go with the weekend haters getting in their 2 cents worth of humiliation based comments. Funtimes.

  6. Steve Barr says:

    Once again this man is a liar and a moron . Their were reporters all over Houston helping people . Also as he was leaving one of the shelters he was heard telling the people ” Have A Good Time “.Have a good time ! As Bugs Bunny used to say ” What A Maroon.!

  7. Veronica Meloni says:

    Pres. Trump and first lady, hats off to you both. Thank you for compassion, and your donation towards the people of this disaster in Houston. I live here in Katy, and we were very fortunate here compared to Houston. God Bless You

    • Jack2211 says:

      There’s been no actual donation yet. But, yeah, if it’s actually legit, it’s a good thing to do.

      • Sam says:

        China is funding n Korea weapons.
        He better pull out all of our industries out of china. F imports.
        China and n Korea go back to planting rice. No weapons.

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