Twelve days after the Joplin Tornado, a New York real estate developer who had his eyes on the White House came to the defense of the city of Joplin during a speech at the annual Faith and Freedom Conference.
Trump never mentions Joplin in his remarks, but he criticizes Senate Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-VA, who said financial aid for Joplin's recovery should only come if it accompanied by corresponding cuts to other budget items:
So we go into Iraq and we spend $1.5, think of this, $1.5 trillion dollars and then a certain Republican representative two nights ago, Rep. Cantor, who I like, said we don’t want to give money to the tornado victims and yet in Afghanistan, we’re spending $10 billion a month, but we don’t want to help the people who get devastated by tornadoes, killed, maimed, injured.
We don’t have money for this, but we’re spending $10 billion a month in Afghanistan, we’re spending billions of dollars in Iraq, where they have the second largest oil fields in the world.
We’re spending billions and billions of dollars, but we can’t help people who get hit horribly by the tornadoes and then what’s going to happen? We’re going to leave Iraq and as sure as you’re sitting there, and by the way, this is not 95 percent, this is not 99 percent, this is 100 percent . It’s already being planned. Iran will take over Iraq- maybe without firing a shot because we’ve decapitated their army.