President Donald Trump praised the "incredible" spirit of the people of Texas on Monday, one day before he heads to the Lone Star State to show support for areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
"Things are being handled really well, the spirit is incredible," the president said at the White House. "It's a historic amount of water, never been anything like it. The people are handling it amazingly well."
Minutes later, during a joint press conference with the president of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, Trump said "tragic times such as these bring out the best in America's character."
"The best in America's character" would be anyone who is willing to serve their country and put the needs of the service ahead of their own. The worst of America's character would be a neo-Nazi defending president who sells hats while ignoring the fact that another American city is drowning on a Republican president's watch.