Whatever it is, President Trump has never ‘seen anything like it’ While touring Dayton, Ohio’s Miami Valley Hospital last Wednesday, Hurricane Irma is of epic proportion, perhaps bigger than we have ever seen. Be safe and get out of its way,if possible. Federal G is ready!
President Trump turned to the staff who have been treating victims of that Sunday’s mass shooting,which left nine people dead and wounded another 27, and asked, “Have you ever seen anything like that?” Texas, where residents and hospital staff workers were, in fact, dealing with a situation all too similar to the scene in Dayton.
While the medical professionals in Dayton and El Paso may indeed never have personally “seen anything” like the number of casualties they continue to treat from a single crime ,
The weekend’s carnage was strikingly familiar for a nation that has endured 255 mass shootings in 2019 alone.Trump has often framed the events unfolding around him as unprecedented. Whether speaking about natural disasters or his own modest electoral victory during the 2016 presidential election,
Trump has routinely portrayed the challenges he has faced as something never before seen in the history of the nation, or perhaps the world.Take his descriptions of the hurricanes to have struck the country over the past two and a half years.
When Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 40 inches of rain on Texas, submerging much of Houston,leaving 106 Americans dead and racking up an estimated $125 million in U.S. damages, Trump rightly framed the storm in historical terms.
Two weeks later, after cutting a swath of destruction through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma neared the U.S. mainland, where it took 92 lives. Once again, the president employed superlatives in his warning.