The media has been hammering the president throughout the Hurricane Harvey disaster. Why? It is hard to say. By all accounts, the government has been working very well at all levels to respond to this devastating storm. President Trump has been keeping a close eye on the relief efforts, making sure everything is running smoothly and even visiting the disaster zones twice.
During his last visit on Saturday, the president managed to get in a great quip about the media’s portrayal of him the past week (and let’s be honest, the past year). President Trump said right before leaving on a plane from Texas to Louisiana:
“I hear the Coast Guard saved … almost 11,000 people by going into winds the media would not go into.”
“They will not go into those winds unless it is a really good story, in which case they will.”
Pres. Trump praises Coast Guard for saving people "by going into winds that the media would not go into…unless it's a really good story." pic.twitter.com/YFfQ5NJmAY
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 2, 2017