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As Texas Deals With Historic Flooding, Trump Fires Off Flurry Of Tweets Praising Himself

On Sunday morning, President Trump woke up early to grim news out of Texas: a flash flood emergency had been declared in and around Houston after 2 feet of rain fell in 24 hours, with more to come.

In response, he picked up his phone and fired off a series of tweets bragging about the “great response” from his administration:

You can almost visualize him shouting “Our storms are the best. The BEST.” from the podium of one of his stump speeches. It’s a remarkably ignorant response to a situation that has already claimed multiple levels, and threatens to claim more with each passing hour.

Twitter users had to respond:

But roughly 20 minutes before Trump’s Harvey-related tweet — which, you should note, makes no mention of the situation in Houston at all — he tweeted this…

Clarke is a controversial figure in the law enforcement community, often getting a mention in the same breath as the former sheriff, Joe Arpaio, whom Trump recently — and controversially — pardoned. As with the pardon, the weather disaster provides Trump with cover as he boosts divisive personalities.

The ever-attentive Twitter users spotted Trump’s pro-Clarke tweet and called out the highly questionable timing.

Someone needs to impress upon this president the importance of comforting the nation when tragedy strikes, because he’s clearly incapable of grasping that on his own.

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