FEMA: Harvey Victims May Be in Shelters for "Quite Some Time"

Melania sparks storm with stilettos, FLOTUS hat

The latter has drawn a weird and - dare I say - extra debate.

Reporters at the event heard no mention from the president of the dead, suffering or displaced Texans, nor did they hear Trump express any sympathy for them, according to a Dallas Morning News reporter. And then I find the people who make jokes, because laughter is the best medicine. The writer is not a messenger of anything.

Donald Trump has been criticised for not meeting with victims of Hurricane Harvey and marvelling at crowd sizes during his brief trip to Texas.

On the face of it, his view is really scandalous if his lack of sympathy is simply because his political views are different than others.

Federal resources have already begun flooding into Texas: 2 million liters of water, 2 million meals and tens of thousands of tarps - all at the direction of FEMA Director Brock Long. However, he said, "we won't say congratulations" quite yet. "It's a bad tragedy", Mr. Trump said Monday during a joint news conference at the White House with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

Noah acknowledged criticism that Trump's high heels came across as insensitive, and said "you don't wear stuff like that to a disaster zone".

Vice President Mike Pence is warning the people of southeast Texas that Harvey is still risky and that life-threatening flooding will continue.

As of this writing, Hurricane Harvey continues to affect more people in Texas.

Melania had a change of shoes on Air Force One.

Vice President Mike Pence told a Houston radio station yesterday that given the "magnitude of the flooding" in the area that "it will be years coming back".

The first lady's office took note, and issued a statement about the footwear - perhaps the first statement ever released to defend the propriety of a first lady's shoes, much less a first lady's attire for touring a flooded hellscape.

Later Wednesday, in a tax reform speech in Springfield, Mo., Trump said: "To those affected by this storm, we are praying for you and we are here with you every single step of the way".

Mr Trump attended a briefing on the flooding soon after he landed in Texas but will not be visiting Houston, swathes of which remain under almost 50in (1.27m) of water.

If that doesn't move him to words of sympathy I don't know what will.



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