Does pres­i­dent’s visit aid or hurt re­lief ef­fort?

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - VOICES & OPINION - Michele Gulick, Boyn­ton Beach

The pres­i­dent and first lady made a trip to Texas on Tues­day. While I un­der­stand that it is his duty as our pres­i­dent to en­sure re­lief ef­forts are on­go­ing, I ques­tion the tim­ing of his trip.

I am sure there was a need for ex­ten­sive se­cu­rity, which I can only as­sume no doubt in­cluded lo­cal law en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties, but is that re­ally a good use of this group of peo­ple? Wouldn’t it bet­ter serve the community if the man­power used to se­cure the pres­i­dent and first lady was ac­tu­ally used to help the many stranded and home­less peo­ple of the greater Hous­ton area? I won­der just what the pres­i­dent was think­ing when he made the de­ci­sion to go there so early in the re­lief ef­fort. No doubt another photo op­por­tu­nity.

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