The media conversation on Wednesday was dominated by news that Donald Trump was hiring Breitbart chairman Stephen Bannon to run his campaign.
There was also this fascinating story out of Sweden.
— Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp) August 17, 2016
There’s also some other stuff going on, like…
Anything happening in Milwaukee or Baton Rouge lately?
— Michael B Dougherty (@michaelbd) August 17, 2016
Oh, yeah. Wisconsin had to call in the National Guard after rioters tried to burn down the city of Milwaukee. Officers were injured and business were set on fire after the fatal shooting of an armed civilian by a police officer sparked violent unrest across the city. In Louisiana, deadly flooding in near Baton Rouge has displaced tens of thousands.
That’s some pretty serious stuff. What is President Obama up to? He’s on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.Has he commented at all on the situations in Milwaukee and Louisiana?
Best I can tell, President Obama hasn't said a single word about the devastating flooding in Louisiana.
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) August 17, 2016
I believe this is correct. Think all we have are Aug 14 disaster declaration, Aug 14 White House spox comment. https://t.co/y971AIWPLf
— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) August 17, 2016
Nope, there’s been no statement from Obama on Louisiana, although he did sign an order declaring the flooded parishes a “major disaster” area.
He’s made no comments about Milwaukee either, although he was briefed on the situation by Valerie Jarrett (not a joke).