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Tue May 7, 2019, 11:28 PM

Florida Republicans warn Trump not to arrive in storm-torn Panhandle empty-handed

By AREK SARKISSIAN
05/07/2019 08:37 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Republicans have warned the White House that a planned campaign rally in Panama City on Wednesday needs to include an announcement of aid for the storm-torn region, but as of late Tuesday the Trump administration had made no guarantees, according to three people with knowledge of the president’s plans.

Party officials have told President Donald Trump to arrive in the Panhandle with something more than rhetoric for residents, who are still still living among piles of destruction left by Hurricane Michael seven months ago. U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz and Gov. Ron DeSantis met with Trump at the White House on Monday to discuss the campaign rally. After the meeting, Gaetz said Monday night that no decisions about an announcement had been made ...

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2019/05/07/florida-republicans-warn-trump-not-to-arrive-in-storm-torn-panhandle-empty-handed-1010176

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Reply Florida Republicans warn Trump not to arrive in storm-torn Panhandle empty-handed (Original post)
struggle4progress May 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2019 #1
msongs May 2019 #2
Phoenix61 May 2019 #3
Freethinker65 May 2019 #4
Grammy23 May 2019 #5
struggle4progress May 2019 #9
NBachers May 2019 #6
Beartracks May 2019 #7
SammyWinstonJack May 2019 #13
yortsed snacilbuper May 2019 #8
Captain Stern May 2019 #10
JHB May 2019 #11
hatrack May 2019 #12

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 11:29 PM

1. He's bringing a yuge shipment of paper towels. Got the Eternal Pack from Costco!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 11:37 PM

2. was that place flattened like mexico beach? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue May 7, 2019, 11:44 PM

3. No, not exactly.

Landfall was in Mexico Beach. It received a lot of storm surge damage along with the wind. Panama City had little storm surge but we lost 75% of our trees. 80% of all buildings were damaged or destroyed. Only 10% of housing was undamaged. The storm hit the Georgia border as a Cat 3 hurricane. There is no way to wrap your head around the extent of the damage without seeing it. It's weird, but the trees make me the saddest. The ones still standing look like something from a Tim Burton movie.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 11:47 PM

4. Toss Melania "I don't really care" rain jackets to the crowd and MAGA hats

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 11:54 PM

5. Tyndall AFB was destroyed. Lots of folks over that way were impacted by that.


Rumors abound about them rebuilding it but so far, it is still a mess. tRump might try to make some empty promises to rebuild it. Just to keep the restless natives soothed — for a while. That would be easy for him to do. Talk a good line but deliver nothing.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #5)

Wed May 8, 2019, 04:36 AM

9. "But the money for my wall has to come from somewhere!"

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 01:06 AM

6. Keep electing republicans. How's that working out for y'all?

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Response to NBachers (Reply #6)

Wed May 8, 2019, 01:25 AM

7. This. n/t

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Response to NBachers (Reply #6)

Wed May 8, 2019, 08:55 AM

13. Right?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 04:31 AM

8. Empty threats.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 06:49 AM

10. Typical trump supporters

Always with their hands out, wanting some free stuff.

For God's sake, somebody get these people some boot straps.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 07:14 AM

11. Live view of Trump's arrival

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 07:48 AM

12. Duh Grate Leeeder will be there, and that's all that matters to the inbreds . . .

The slack-jawed, Bible-thumping gunbots don't care.

He could hurl cat turds at them while raping their daughters and they'd cheer because of the way he'd just "owned the libtards".

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