Earlier today the state of Alaska was rocked by an extremely powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake caused widespread damage to property and infrastructure, and sent locals running into the streets in a state of pure panic.
— Clay Butcher (@ClayButcher) November 30, 2018
Here’s the 7.0 earthquake that hit Alaska today. Scary stuff. pic.twitter.com/OurxEL6nu8
— Caleb Hull ???? (@CalebJHull) November 30, 2018
Alaska Governor Has Just Declared The State a Disaster After 7.0 Earthquake Near Anchorage With 9 Aftershocks.
Airport Is Closed.
The Tsunami Warning Has Been Canceled and No Injuries Reported.
— ~Marietta️ (@MariettaPosts) November 30, 2018
— David Ruffini (@SvrTroposphere) November 30, 2018
The quake struck near the city of Anchorage, and officials had declared a tsunami warning after the quake struck. Luckily the tsunami warning was canceled shortly after.
President Trump tweeted words of encouragement to the frightened citizens of Alaska Friday afternoon. The president assured Alaskans that the federal government had their backs in this trying time.
To the Great people of Alaska. You have been hit hard by a “big one.” Please follow the directions of the highly trained professionals who are there to help you. Your Federal Government will spare no expense. God Bless you ALL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2018
Rather than coming together in solidarity with their northern brothers and sisters, however, Leftists used the Alaska quake as yet another excuse to launch vile attacks on President Trump.
If it was California, you’d tweet about how terrible some state agency is and it’s their fault for causing a natural disaster.
— Corey Stern (@cms1000) November 30, 2018
Except even Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown admitted that Trump was right when he criticized the state’s fire management policies. Brown has since proposed significant changes to logging rules that may help keep California from burning down around its citizens’ ears in the future.
It’s my understanding you have no concept of a “big one”.
— Scott Carlson (@rscottcarlson) November 30, 2018
Oh look, a Leftist making a penis joke in the wake of a natural disaster.
Why aren’t you blaming the Alaskan government or the people of Alaska for the earthquake?
— nathan justice (@frenzy_army) November 30, 2018
Could it be that wildfires are able to be mitigated by human action, whereas an earthquake is a completely unpredictable, unpreventable force of nature?
I’m kinda shocked that you believe in earthquakes. A lot of science involved
— jdubs (@pettyh8machine) November 30, 2018
Remember the great, fantastic, wonderful, best ever response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico. That should give Alaskans comfort.
— bob dura (@bobdura) November 30, 2018
Yeah…too bad Puerto Rico’s government is so corrupt the island still hasn’t fully recovered from Maria.
Fortunately Alaska’s government is much more competent than Puerto Rico’s.
Containers of ‘thoughts & prayers’ being shipped
— FireMonty (@FireMonty) November 30, 2018
Oh good. I was wondering when we would get around to insulting religious Americans.
A “big one”? This is a catastrophic event. Is it possible for you to address it in an adult manner?
— Andrea DeHart (@NathanHale2000) November 30, 2018
Considering literally everyone (including scientists) refer to large earthquakes as “the big one” I find President Trump’s choice of words rather appropriate. Would it be possible for you to address the situation in an adult manner?
FYI, you don’t have to answer that. We already know what you’re going to say.
Obviously essential when Americans are in harms way, but then there is a lot of wasted funding in a Trump Administration such as $80M to play golf at Mar-a-Loco, the National Debt — Trillions. Time to Fire Trump!
— Keith (@keith_USpatriot) November 30, 2018
What kind of sick, twisted mind sees “Alaska rocked by large earthquake” and thinks “we must impeach Trump?”
You’re thrilled the heat is off you for 5 mins.
— CharHasTheBluesInAZ ? (@CHARHARTMAN) November 30, 2018
The same sick, twisted mind where it’s all Mueller, all the time apparently.
G what a surprise for a red state. Yet California is dealing with a natural disaster and there are a ton of people dead. Yet u blame the people. No loss of life in Alaska yet thankgod but he is willing to bend over backwards for a red state.
— Tony (@tony3879) November 30, 2018
Again, Governor Brown has praised Trump’s response to the wildfires in California.
But who cares about facts when there’s a Nazi Orange Man to scream at on the Internet, right?
?Oh I get it now ?
Blue state disaster: Fix it or no more money
Red state disaster: We’ll spare no expense
Empathy is a partisan emotion.
— Robin Toups (@yobbic) November 30, 2018
The Federal government is running a massive budget deficit. Any money unconstitutionally appropriated for disaster relief will have to be borrowed. To make America great again you must limit federal expenditures to those authorized by the Constitution and balance the budget!
— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) November 30, 2018
Blue state disaster: SPEND ALL THE MONEY TO FIX IT!
Red state disaster: WE’RE SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY! BALANCE THE BUDGET FIRST!
Seems Robin’s right. Empathy is indeed a partisan emotion. No one knows that better than Democrats.