Roll Call reports:
President Donald Trump contends he canceled a diplomatic trip to Poland so he could monitor Hurricane Dorian as it churns toward Florida, but Democrats see political motives for the storm tracker in chief. And Trump started Friday clearly focused on other matters.
He claimed he was staying stateside “to ensure that all resources of the federal government are focused on the arriving storm,” and White House aides were eager to cast the president as laser-focused on the hurricane — even though his decision, yet again, caught some off guard.
Democratic presidential candidates, lawmakers and former officials are simply not buying Trump’s contention he’s skipping Poland for the sake of Americans in Dorian’s path.
Guess who was right?
President Trump said he canceled an official trip to Poland to monitor the hurricane.
Instead he’s making a promotional appearance at one of his golf courses. https://t.co/f2Bqb8hIS5
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) August 31, 2019