Trump meets and tweets as Texas gov praises Harvey response

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  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    Aug. 28, 2017 8:47 p.m.

    Donald Trump's propensity for tweeting, his poor grammar, spelling, inability to stay focused, lack of reading skills, and limited vocabulary all point to a question regarding his knowledge and perhaps his success in school.

    It appears that when Trump is provided any policy paper by members of his staff, he needs his name in the text in order to get his attention and it has to be a single-page executive summary because he otherwise loses interest.

    Trump likes to say he attended the Wharton School of Business, but he has never stated that he graduated. There are reports he graduated from university, but his poor concentration skills makes one wonder if he was able to successfully finish university-level studies. In fact, one might assume that it was family wealth that got him into the university and may have paid for his diploma.

    Tweeting consists of a short statement in 148 characters or less. It is much simpler than an email (much less a letter) where a person can go further and present a point with intelligence. It's basically the lazy man's form of communication, come to dominate our culture. No longer is there a need to formulate, explain, discuss or defend a position.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    Aug. 28, 2017 3:30 p.m.

    @ Stephen Daedalus

    Appreciate it, Stephen.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    Aug. 28, 2017 11:06 a.m.

    Fingers crossed for continued competence by FEMA and the Trump administration, as it sounds like this situation is still unfolding.

    @Karen R - I hope you and loved ones are safe and get thru the coming days and weeks.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Aug. 28, 2017 7:58 a.m.

    So far, Trump seems to be doing a decent job and is staying out of the way. This storm and it's flooding is not over yet. He would be a distraction in coming to Houston, taking resources to cover his trip. I wish he wouldn't promote his Missouri victory and a book while this disaster continues. I see that Ted Cruz has petitioned for expedited Federal relief for Texas. Which would be noble if for the fact he voted NO on relief for Superstorm Sandy, taking Congress 91 days to approve relief. Now, he wants to fast track relief funds for Texas?

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    Aug. 28, 2017 7:55 a.m.

    "President Trump is the right type of individual to be running this country for an emergency like this one."

    Oh, for Pete's sake. Enough with the Trump worship. You know where he deserves credit? For not following form with so many of his other appointments and filling the FEMA post with someone who actually knows what he's doing. Imagine that: Actually valuing knowledge and expertise.

    Thanks to Brock Long, the folks at FEMA, and all of the other experienced and skilled government employees at all levels whose knowledge, expertise, and unrelenting hard work are pulling us through this.

  • Boyd in Provo , 00
    Aug. 27, 2017 11:30 p.m.

    It took the learning curves of Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy but a few years later we may be far more prepared to deal with this disaster of Hurricane Harvey. President Trump is the right type of individual to be running this country for an emergency like this one. With all of his multiple support personnel and organizations on board with him we should see some great action take place immediately. My heart goes out to everyone in the path of this latest hurricane and its aftermath.