'Donald Trump Storm Harvey visit was vulgar but this won't matter to his supporters', says US political commentator

'Donald Trump's Texas speech was vulgar but this won't matter to his supporters', says US political commentator

Donald Trump and Melania Trump visited Texas

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Donald Trump's appearance in Texas was vulgar and narcissistic, but it doesn't matter as some Americans will still love him, according to a US political commentator.

The US President visited Texas yesterday (August 29) to see the destruction caused by Storm Harvey. He climbed a fire engine ladder and gave a speech, saying that Texas can handle anything.

However, he also praised the fact the crowd was large and said he would congratulate his administration and Texas government "when it's all finished."

American journalist and author Alan Friedman told Julia Hartley-Brewer the appearance "was appalling, vulgar, kitsch, narcissistic and at the end it doesn't matter to Trump’s base because one third of the American people love him no matter what."

However Friedman added that "it was all about him" and he blew his chance "to show that he could talk about something other than himself.

"He does himself harm all the time, he never seems to get it right so he’s both ignorant and arrogant and that’s a lethal combination."

Friedman also criticised Melania Trump for dressing "as though she was going to New York Fashion Week" during the Storm Harvey visit.

The journalist doesn't think Trump can survive beyond 2020 "given that I think he will be indicted eventually, on obstruction of justice, and I think the people will be sick of him."

Listen to the full interview above

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