The liberal main stream media has attempted to turn Harvey into Katrina– and have completely failed.
Lynn Yaeger, a fashion editor for Vogue magazine, started what is called “Shoegate” by questioning the shoes the First Lady wore on her flight to Texas, stiletto heels, for her walk to and from the presidential helicopter Marine One.
All 200 feet of it.
Even though it was clearly seen that Melania Trump wore tennis shoes during their trip around the flooded areas, Yaeger seemed incensed at the “message” the first lady gives to those suffering this terrible hardship by wearing “sky-high stilettos” during her flight.
It didn’t take long for Politico, CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post to pick up on this blatant transgression by the First Lady.
The main stream Trump-hating media has been reduced to splitting hairs and grasping at straws to find anything the president has done wrong in dealing with Hurricane Harvey— and they can’t find anything.
The way President Trump handled Harvey is so far above and beyond the reproaches of how Katrina was handled it’s barely worth comparing. But here is one statistic:
Deaths by Harvey (depending on who you read) , 35 to 60; Katrina, 1,833.
Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, who was with FEMA during Katrina, cited the efforts of 28 search and rescue teams and task forces from 16 different states, while cautioning, “Lifesaving and life-sustaining operations are still underway.”
Glen Thrush, the New York Times fifth columnist at the White House, practically pleaded for Bossert to tell him of any “areas showing where coordination is wanting” that might need improvement.
The simple answer was “No.”
Bossert said all he had seen was positive, and the coordination was happening better than in any storm the United States has seen up to now.
Another fifth columnist from CNN Sara Murray tried to catch Bossert up in the “illegal immigration deportation” issue, implying that immigrants might be afraid to come in for help if they think they’re going to be deported.
Bossert was very clear. ICE and Border Patrol were focusing on providing food, water, and shelter to EVERYONE. No one is going to starve, drown, or die of thirst.
He then added, in effect, a warning that the reporter’s persistent skepticism could cost lives.
“I’d like to leave it at that, because that’s the clear message I want to leave behind to somebody that might otherwise, based on your questioning – no disrespect intended – be discouraged from going in and finding something that would save their life.”
Bossert was essentially warning reporters that he didn’t want desperate people to get the mistaken impression they would be deported if they sought lifesaving help.
It was perhaps a gentle reminder that the spreading of inaccurate information could have deadly consequences.
It was the last question from a reporter at that press conference that probed for some fault in the Trump administration’s response.