Donald Trump proposed to slash funding for federal disaster relief and emergency preparedness programs just months into his presidency. Now, with Hurricane Irma barreling toward the southeastern U.S. coastline and Houston beginning to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, the first family stands to add to its bankroll during—and in the wake of—major natural disasters striking the United States.
As the 45th president deals with his stalled agenda, his sinking approval ratings and the investigations into his presidential campaign’s possible ties to Russia, White House advisers have reportedly been warning Trump about his potential political doom: the exhaustive impeachment process that could result in his removal from the Oval Office. And he isn’t doing himself many favors.
s the Lone Star State attempts to recover from the storm, Trump is just one percentage point away from dipping back down to his record low approval rating while in office. Trump may want to be wary, as former President George W. Bush’s approval ratings never fully recovered after Hurricane Katrina. That storm crippled the state of Louisiana and New Orleans for years, and it dealt a blow to the reputation of his administration.
At least, that’s the rationale employed in an argument on Fox News Wednesday. After airing statements from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, both warning the passage of the divisive bill could result in thousands of deaths across the nation, the far-right network’s Lisa Kennedy Montgomery countered the left with her own attention-grabbing one-liner.