Reporter Who Traveled With Trump Through Texas Shuts Down His Tweet About Witnessing Flood Devastation ‘First Hand’

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This week, Texas saw disappointment and disaster like no other… when Donald Trump tried to turn a crowd of devastated flood victims into a re-election rally.

Sure, the president’s cartoonish charisma may have picked up the morale — that’s his version of Barack Obama‘s human empathy, after all — but it looks like he also exaggerated how deep he plunged into the wreckage.

After leaving Houston, POTUS tweeted a message of support to the people of Texas, saying he witnessed the devastation left by the Hurricane Harvey “first hand.”

Related: Conservative Blogger’s Tweet Sparks Viral Meme!

Okay, seems fair. We saw him down there (plugging some Trump-USA hats, but we’ll take what we can get from this guy) speaking to crowds. Maybe this one tweet is genuine and not completely fabricated?

LOL├óΓé¼┬ª yeah right! One of the responses came from White House correspondent Andrew Beatty, who claimed he traveled with the president — and clarified they didn’t come close to anything he would consider calling a “first hand” experience:

Now, that’s more like it!

We don’t know what’s worse: Trump not giving a shit about the honesty of his tweets, or him actually believing he saw the worst parts of the flood.

Because sadly, both scenarios are just as likely to be possible.

[Image via Instagram.]

Aug 30, 2017 4:50pm PDT

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