During natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and mass tragedies, the nation always likes to critique how the current president of the United States handled the situation. Did he fly immediately to the scene and hug survivors? Did he dedicate a speech? Did he do enough?
It helps to remember who is( or was) chairman at the time of the incident.
Many people, including J.R. Rowling, have blamed President Trump’s response to Hurricane Harvey–which he called an “innocent” name for a hurricane. In turn, Trump’s advocates are assaulting Obama for not doing enough during Hurricane Katrina, which occurred in 2005. Obama started his first word in 2009. Yep. Katrina reached the Gulf Coast years before Obama became president. But that didn’t stop people from blaming him.
Idiots. OBAMA WAS NOT PRESIDENT DURING KATRINA. pic.twitter.com/ ENwiE9FyD 0
— Jen (@ ellewoodsruns) August 29, 2017
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For the people who actually remember the years that Obama was president, the claim that Obama was president during Hurricane Katrina became a joke. What other events in history can we blame on Obama for no reason?
Obama ducked his WH responsibilities during Katrina just like he did on 9/11. https://t.co/YOV70hl4rt
— Seth Masket (@smotus) August 29, 2017
And where was he when Pearl harbor was hit? Likely vacationing in Hawaii!
— Rebecca Hannagan (@ RebeccaHannagan) August 29, 2017
You can’t criticize Trump for his hurricane answer because when Obama ran golfing after Pearl harbor was bombed the media was silent.
— Oliver Willis (@ owillis) August 30, 2017
The sinking of the Titanic?
Ugh and he was terrible when the Titanic sank #ThanksObama
— William D. Adler (@ williamadler7 8) August 29, 2017
WHERE WAS HE DURING THE SPANISH FLU OF 1918, HUH https :// t.co/ udJqWlwxnK
— Chuck Wendig (@ ChuckWendig) August 30, 2017
The Cuban Missile Crisis?
Ugh, don’t even get me started on all his golfing during the course of its Cuban missile crisis. https :// t.co/ QoflEknZgu
— Megan M. Roberts (@ MeganMRoberts1) August 29, 2017
Let’s not forget the Civil War and the Great Depression.
It’s always disappointed me how poorly Barack Obama handed Hurricane Katrina, the Civil War, and The Great Depression.
— Tony Posnanski (@ tonyposnanski) August 29, 2017
But, wait. He did meet with one victim aboard the Titanic .
“Next we’ll be asking why Obama didn’t meet with Titanic victims! “
He did. pic.twitter.com/ 0QZ7OZ8Pz4
— Geraldine (@ everywhereist) August 30, 2017
Well, at the least he did that one thing.