Why Do Presidents Have to Do This?

This meme, blasted around Facebook by Occupy Democrats, underscores a pretty disturbing trend regarding the public’s understanding of the presidency and how it differs from other types of executive political power.

It has become a custom after every natural disaster or terrorist attack for the President of the United States to visit an afflicted area to pose for a photo-op with local residents.

Why do presidents need to do this? They aren’t kings, and they certainly aren’t capable of casting some sort of magic spell to make local strife disappear.

While President Donald Trump’s recent speech in Texas definitely seemed more like a standard political rally than anything else, the fact is that the administration is actually handling the Hurricane Harvey situation very well.

Federal agencies are working very closely with local authorities in Texas to provide relief for Hurricane Harvey. FEMA is working around the clock. A look at what’s actually happening on the ground and the media’s reaction seem like two completely different stories.

~ Facts Not Memes


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