Houston Rapper on President's Harvey Response: Time for Critics to Give Trump Some Credit
Houston-area rapper Lil' Flip thinks President Trump is getting a raw deal for his Hurricane Harvey response.
“I'm feeling good that Donald Trump came to Texas,” he said. “I feel like it's the president's duty to get out there with the people on the front lines sometimes, and see what's going on.”
“So I feel like it's good he came. Kind of wish he would have came to Houston as well,” he added in an exclusive video for TMZ.
On Saturday, President Trump did go to Houston, where he converted some doubters into fans.
"I just met my President!" Said lady in pink after taking this selfie with @POTUS. #TexasStrong pic.twitter.com/rtK9IMP1CI— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 2, 2017
Evacuees who snapped this selfie w @realDonaldTrump says the encounter changed their opinion of him.— Elex Michaelson (@abc7elex) September 2, 2017
Found him to be kind, reassuring. pic.twitter.com/IYTHH7Nshi
“A lot of times I feel that people, they sit back and they criticize on what you do,” Lil' Flip continued. “But those same people ... did those same people, did they catch flights to Houston? Did those same people go out there and make great speeches? So, it's kind of like a 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' situation. At the end of the day, you can't never please everybody.”
“So, my take on that is,” he said, “hey, did the critics come out here and help Houston? If you go point the finger at somebody, then you should be out there. So whoever has a problem with how he handled it, then they should go out there and do something as well. You know what I mean? I feel like as long as you're doing what you're doing from the heart, and if that's the case with them, so be it.”
“But for a person to criticize somebody who is at least trying to do something,” he concluded, “or going there when they're sitting at home a million miles away, 'he without sin, cast the first stone.'”
Via KYLE BECKER with Independent Journal Review