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Fri Sep 1, 2017, 03:42 PM

Trump could have seen a huge poll boost after Harvey if he was capable of showing empathy.

He did not meet flood victims, sounded insincere when he spoke in generic terms about healing and how everyone is working hard, continued to Tweet and attack people in a vindictive manner and signed more nasty, mean-spirited policies.

If he had paused all his divisive Tweeting and his callous agenda during the storm period, actually met with flood victims and personally showed he cares, and held a media announcement every day to update the nation and say what he was personally doing, he would have seen a bounce in his approval numbers.

But it shouldn't be about approval numbers, it should be about doing the right thing. A million dollars is like a father giving a child a cheap toy because he can't be there on the child's birthday. It is a token, and not a way to show actual empathy. The fact is that Trump is incapable of showing empathy for others. He cannot even pretend to do that. Every single action from Trump is always about Trump, and more and more people see that. He is incapable of even imagining what it is like to be somebody who is desperate for help and wasn't born with a silver spoon up his ass.

God, look at all the help Trump has had all his life from his rich Daddy, all the corporate bailouts in his bankruptcies, to
all the contractors he has screwed over, all the students of Trump university, all the tax dodges and insurance fiddles. He is the ultimate freeloader but wants to cut billions from FEMA, the coastguard, the National Flood Insurance Program, etc. After the disaster in Texas, he should announce those programs are safe from cuts, but that won't happen, because all his life, he has screwed other people. He doesn't see other people as human beings. They are disposable objects and are only of value if they reward him in some way.

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Reply Trump could have seen a huge poll boost after Harvey if he was capable of showing empathy. (Original post)
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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 03:47 PM

1. You're right. He'd have soared in the polls if he'd just acted human.

 

Instead, he turned it into a campaign event and tried to win the disaster.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 03:54 PM

2. I'm glad he didn't do those things. It would have been all fake.

He is showing people who he really is. And it's turning people off, he's dropping in the polls. Let him continue to be himself and be his own worst enemy.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 04:17 PM

3. I'm sure he's heard the word "empathy", but I doubt he knows what it means. nt

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 04:24 PM

4. Be careful...

 

there are some on this forum who don't understand "conditional statements" and they might attempt to denounce you for saying "nice things" about Trump. It would, of course, be spurious, but....

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