Monday, May 22, 2017

Donald Trump from June 2011: Billions for Iraq, Afghanistan, but nothing for tornado victims

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.


Unknown said...

Obama pulled out of Iraq, against military advice, and left the vacuum for Isis.
Now President Trump will have to fix this last horrendous 8 years!!

Harvey Hutchinson 303-522-6622 voice&text 24/7

Anonymous said...

Now he wants to take away the food stamps and government cheeze!

Anonymous said...

That was then this is now. Trump is the biggest lying hypocrite this country has ever seen and they still elected this dumpster fire as the "so called president".

Anonymous said...

Harvey, we didn't have any damn business in Iraq to begin with. There were no WMD's, just a Republican that wanted a war. Obama didn't leave a vacuum, that was Bush sucking.

Anonymous said...

I have an idea Hervey.

Why don't we make Iraq the 52nd state and you and your friends and relatives can move there to help make MAGA in Baghdad? Supervise all our oil and so on.

Anonymous said...

Hervey needs to read the book "Imperial Life in The Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone" to understand how a young bunch of Bush conservatards guaranteed 50 years of chaos after George W. Bush seized the booby prize by taking control of Iraq.

There was no plan, there was no plan, there was no plan.

Anonymous said...

Obama was elected because the American people wanted him to pull us out of Iraq.

Anonymous said...

NO WMDs were found and that was the republican's lie as to why we sent people in there to be killed. For no reason other than to make President Chaney and his fellow investors in Haliburton more money. Did you have an investment in Haliburton too Hutchinson?