President Trump’s decision to visit Texas after Hurricane Harvey is having a positive effect on his polling numbers. He and the First Lady showed real leadership in a crisis and voters are responding in kind.
This is exactly why the media didn’t want him to go.
The Washington Times reports:
Trump shows leadership in response to Harvey’s impact
President Donald Trump changed a lot of minds last week.
Trump traveled to Houston on Saturday to meet with victims of the devastating Hurricane Harvey, playing with children in an evacuation center and handing out food and necessary supplies to those hit hardest by the natural disaster.
Mr. Trump thanked volunteers and first responders, passing out food with his wife, Melania. The president, who mainstream media outlets have said lacked “empathy” during the early days of the hurricane, hugged and kissed little children in the “kid zone” at Houston’s NRG Center, a massive facility that has become the city’s largest emergency shelter.
“The message is that things are working out well,” Mr. Trump said at the center. “Really, I think people appreciate what’s been done. It’s been done very efficiently, very well, and that’s what we want. We’re very happy with the way everything is going. A lot of love. There’s a lot of love.”…
The trip seems to have picked Mr. Trump up in the polls. Rasmussen had Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 41 percent before the trip, 44 percent after.
Leadership can’t be faked. The President deserves credit for his response to the hurricane.