- ‘They Deserve It’: Trump’s Opponents Use Harvey as Ammo Against President & Supporters
As Americans struggle to cope with Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, some seem more focused on slamming the president and first lady. One person claimed Texas deserved the devastation after voting for Trump, while others took aim at Melania’s footwear.
TEACHER FIRED FOR ‘KARMA’ TWEET
On Sunday, an assistant sociology professor at the University of Tampa took to Twitter to suggest that Texans deserved the wrath of Hurricane Harvey because they voted for Trump.
In the tweet that has since been deleted, Kenneth Storey said: “I don’t believe in instant karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.”
One of Storey’s followers questioned his comments, reminding him that there are “lots of good people in Texas,” and asking Storey to “rethink this one.” However, Storey doubled down, saying that “the good people there need to do more to stop the evil their state pushes” and specifically stated that those who voted for Trump in Florida “deserve it as well.”
The university quickly condemned Story’s comments. In a statement released Tuesday, the institution said they “understand the pain this irresponsible act has caused.” “As Floridians, we are well aware of the destruction and suffering associated with tropical weather. Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” the university said.