Super Stupid

At FEMA, Trump Talks About Everything Except Emergencies

SK Ashby
Written by SK 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.