Pete Souza’s latest Instagram post reminds Donald Trump how presidents should act during disasters

Pete Souza the CEO of Instagram, has been a generous person no doubt, he has been the former Chief Official White House photographer for the U.S President Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama and the former director of the White House Photography Office.

Recently in an Instagram post he wanted to remind the world that not all leaders respond to natural disasters by bragging about the crowd size and ratings. Donald Trump talked about those statistics when he visited Texas to get briefed on Tropical Storm Harvey’s relief efforts, but Souza highlighted that the actual focus should be on helping others.

He even flashed out a photograph on Wednesday of Obama consoling a Sandy victim, comparing both the presidents.
He even wrote “At a time like this, it shouldn’t be about selling baseball hats or commenting on crowd size. I’s about helping our fellow Americans”.

President Obama with a victim of Hurricane Sandy. There are no Democrats or Republicans hurting in Houston; there are just Americans. At a time like this, it shouldn’t be about selling baseball hats or commenting on crowd size. It’s about helping our fellow human beings. Pets too. This storm is catastrophic, not epic. Thousands of people are affected. Please consider donating to the many charities doing good work in Texas and other states to come. I am donating to the Red Cross and other local charities today but please feel free to comment on other worthy charities that you would recommend to me and others. (UPDATE: As one of your fellow followers points out, The NY Times has a good list of how to help victims and avoid scams. I posted the link in my profile. But keep suggesting others.)

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The Caption is direct reference to Trump’s trip to Texas. He and Melania stopped at Corpus Christi, where Harvey made landfall, and Austin. In between discussion the relief efforts, Trump took the time to marvel at the crowd size and announce that a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator had “become very famous on television over the last couple of days”.

According to a White House pool report noted that reporters on-site heard no mention of the dead, dying or displaced Texans and no expression of sympathy for them, and that the message was services are coming and Texans will be OK, comparisons to the previous presidential disaster responses began.
Certain photographs of the previous presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama truly define the meaning of Pete Souza’s Instagram post that there is certainly something wrong with U.S.A today.

by Siddharth Sarkhel, The Blogging Connection