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Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

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By LAURIE KELLMAN

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Huh, funny how the headline claims responding to disasters is "tricky", when all its examples show Democrats showing basic human empathy for victims and getting no criticism and Republicans smugly disregarding the needs of Americans who have lost everything and getting scorn for it.

It's almost as if responding to disasters isn't tricky at all- all it takes is for the President to act like a human being.

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People seem to be focusing on a year old disaster and ignoring all the good Trump is doing has done from Florence. In addition, let's not criticize overseas recovery until you have perfected your own at home (in Japan)

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In addition, let's not criticize overseas recovery until you have perfected your own at home (in Japan)

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"Trump is not known for shows of empathy"

No, he's more known for just getting stuff done for the American people.

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Those pictures of Putin's Puppet passing out paper towels in Puerto Rico say it all. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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I agree. And the paper towels were not passed out, they were tossed -- showing just how uncaring he was. Oni wa SOTO!

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one of the trait of narcissistic - lack of empathy

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