Rubio defends Trump over his natural disaster leadership

Rubio defends Trump over his natural disaster leadership

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
September 3, 2019

Sen. Marco Rubio (R) came to the defense of President Donald Trump when London Mayor Sadiq Khan questioned the president’s Hurricane Dorian preparedness by playing a round of golf shortly before the story made landfall.

"He's clearly busy dealing with a hurricane out on the golf course," Khan told the POLITICO

The comment was made as The Bahamas endured a devastating and catastrophic hit from the Category 5 storm, prompting Rubio to questioned Khan’s overall concern for Bahamians, considering that the country is part of the British Commonwealth.

"It's irrelevant to me what the mayor of a city halfway around the world thinks,” said Rubio “Bottom line is, he should actually be expressing concern for the Bahamas -- which is part of the British Commonwealth -- which has been wiped out."

Rubio made his remarks on Fox News’ “Your World” with Neil Cavuto, where he also outlined how President Trump has lead during the natural disasters that have occurred under his watch.

"People can say whatever they want," Rubio said of the president's storm-response critics overall.

"We've had multiple storms under the Trump presidency. He's never said 'no' to anything we have asked for,” said Rubio. "I think no matter who you intend to vote for... this White House has been very supportive of Florida after and before storms."

Trump has already deployed the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to help in search and rescue efforts in The Bahamas.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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