Super Stupid

At FEMA, Trump Talks About Everything Except Emergencies

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Trump visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) yesterday afternoon and I'm not sure why he bothered.

Trump participated in a 40-minute briefing about the agency's preparations for the 2018 hurricane season which began last week, but Trump didn't talk about emergency preparations or even hurricanes.

The Washington Post obtained audio from the closed-door meetings and it reveals that Trump talked about his poll numbers and complained about the Navy's newest aircraft carrier.

President Trump had a lot else on his mind, turning the closed-door discussion into soliloquies on his prowess in negotiating airplane deals, his popularity, the effectiveness of his political endorsements, the Republican Party’s fortunes, the vagaries of Defense Department purchasing guidelines, his dislike of magnetized launch equipment on aircraft carriers, his unending love of coal and his breezy optimism about his planned Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

This is not the first time Trump has randomly ranted about electromagnetic catapult systems that use "The Digital" rather than steam.

If there was anyone at this meeting who actually cares about emergency preparedness, they must have been bewildered.

  • Badgerite

    Prediction about NK summit: trump will agree to lead effort to remove sanctions, be fine with a nuclear armed NK, promise to remove all US forces from South Korea ….AND…..invite Kim Jung Un to the White House where he will gush about what an excellent and ‘smart cookie’ Kim Jung Un is. In other words, capitulation. Of course, I suppose it is better than destroying the entire Korean peninsula with nuclear weapons but that is not a choice that the US ever threatened until trump and Putin stole the Oval Office.

  • muselet

    I’m sure the professionals in the room just sat back and let Donald Trump filibuster, knowing they’d have to schedule a working meeting for some other date. i doubt anyone was happy about that—when you actually work, you don’t have huge amounts of free time—but after 500 days, this kind of behavior has to be expected.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    Ridiculous.

    • Tony Lavely

      There you go, being nice again.

      • Aynwrong

        I have my moments.