MSNBC’s O’Donnell: ‘Luckily’ People in Irma’s Path Will Be Relying on Gov’t Pros and Not Trump

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On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” anchor Lawrence O’Donnell stated that it is a good thing those in danger from Hurricane Irma will rely on government professionals and not President Trump. O’Donnell said, “The National Weather Service’s ability to precisely track the hurricane can save lives and save money. … Which is why Democrats objected so loudly when the Trump-proposed budget cut funding to the National Weather Service and cut funding to FEMA. Even today, with potentially more destructive power than Hurricane Harvey headed our way, 17 Republicans in the Senate voted against Hurricane Harvey relief funding, including Senator Lindsey Graham, whose state of South Carolina has been hit hard by hurricanes before, and may be hit hard by Hurricane Irma.” He added, “It has become popular over the last few decades, in Republican politics especially, to mock government, to attack government, to attack the American government. Donald Trump got elected president by attacking American government and the people who work in it. And he could never stop talking about how easy it is to govern, how easy it would be for him to make the decisions, make the deals, get the job done as president of the United States.