Trump: "We'll congratulate each other when it's all finished." (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/KmtyvxsTcL— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 29, 2017
Charlie Pierce wondered if Trump would tie his shoelaces together. I think he managed to:
“We want to do it better than ever before. We want to be looked at in five years, in 10 years from now, as this is the way to do it,” Trump said during a briefing in Corpus Christi.Best recovery in history! Even as the storms move north to find new victims, and the old victims are still trying to get out of flooded neighborhoods. There are people down here from around the country, having bought boats and brought them here just to rescue strangers. They'll be needed elsewhere before this is over, and they have nothing to do with FEMA or POTUS.
He said working with Abbott “and his entire team has been an honor for us.”
“So, governor, again, thank very much. And we won’t say congratulations. We don’t want to do that. We don’t want to congratulate,” Trump said.
“We’ll congratulate each other when it’s all finished, but you have been terrific,” he added, patting Abbott’s hand. “And you’ve been my friend, too.”
But hey, the guy who has done bupkis will congratulate himself when it's over.New: WH releases pics of Trump's #HurricaneHarvery briefing today. Trump alone at Camp David. Everyone else w @VP Pence in WH Situation Room pic.twitter.com/Q9g49pbywC— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) August 27, 2017
As Charlie (again!) points out, the real help is coming from Houston itself (not to belittle the people flocking here to help).
He won't be joining Trump in the congratulations. He's too busy.*Our GF N FWRY & GF Grand PKWY stores are open for those in need. If you can safely join us, we invite you for shelter and food. God Bless. pic.twitter.com/IHHgjKmjMY— MattressMack (@MattressMack) August 28, 2017
And in case you weren't sure who that strange woman was, she's wearing a cap to tell you.