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Twitter Reacts To Trump Supporters Who Mistakenly Blamed Obama For Hurricane Katrina

How un-presidential of him.

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President Trump has taken heat from critics over the past few days for his response to Hurricane Harvey. Some have criticized him for a lack of empathy for not hugging or consoling any victims, while others couldn’t believe he commented on the crowd size at a speech he made in Corpus Christi, Texas. “What a crowd, what a turnout,” Trump said to several hundred people who attended a speech he made at a fire station.


To fight back against Trump’s critics with “whataboutism,” the #MAGA crowd launched counterattacks on social media blaming President Barack Obama for his supposed reaction to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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The problem is that Obama wasn’t president during Hurricane Katrina — he didn’t take office until 2009. George W. Bush was president in 2005.

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Although Obama was in the Senate representing Illinois at the time, he still visited evacuees in Lubbock, Texas, alongside presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton on Sept. 5, 2005.

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To mock the Trump supporters who criticized Obama for something he had nothing to do with, people have been blaming him for all sorts of historical disasters.

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