President Donald Trump has taken two trips to flood ravaged Texas and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, praising the people so devastated by the storm for their unflappable spirit and vowing to provide relief as quickly as possible. The visits were not enough for some of the president’s most ardent critics though, with some condemning his words and actions. During Friday’s edition of Fox News’ The Five, Greg Gutfeld delivered a scorching monologue in which he declared Harvey has “destroyed” the statist world view held by many of these naysayers because such disasters show their fundamental inability to understand the tenacity of the human spirit.
Watch the monologue below:
Prior to the takedown, Gutfeld’s fellow co-host Jesse Waters played a clip of Reverend Al Sharpton railing against Trump for being “insensitive,” prior to his second trip on Saturday to survey storm damage and meet with victims.
“We all talked about how insensitive it was for him to not talk about the victims in his first trip,” Sharpton said on MSNBC. “Tomorrow should not be to remake or redo what he did not do the first trip. Tomorrow he ought to say we are making immediate funding available. We’re going to put FEMA people on the street to handle debris. He needs to come in with a pro-active agenda, instead of make-up for the debacle he did the other day.”
Waters proceeded to ask Gutfeld if anyone other than Sharpton actually believed the president “blew it” on his first trip to Texas, which is why he was paying another visit.
“Well, you shouldn’t believe anything from Sharpton,” Gutfeld began. “This is a guy who has lived his life about himself; one of the most self-serving hustlers of our time. He is the exact opposite of what you see in the streets of Houston and everywhere.”
From there, Gutfeld explained the difference between the progressives and statists who believe human beings are inherently bad and incapable of helping themselves and those who believe people are inherently good and come to the aid of those around them without pretense or expectation.
It’s funny, traditional leftists like him are in malfunction mode. This is why you’re seeing them now blame Trump for this or for that. They’re trying to find a narrative that matches their grim worldview because Harvey has destroyed their worldview.
There’s no more division, there’s no more bigotry, there’s no more racism, conflict — all you’re seeing 24/7 is unity, Americans all the time working together. So they go like: ‘Well, what can we do now? Let’s go after Trump because that might work.’
He also pointed out that as society has become more virtual, we have forgotten the value and humanity of face-to-face interactions. Gutfeld reiterated that moments like this should remind us all that the vitriol and antagonism propagated by online social media “communities” like Facebook and Twitter are not reflective of the true human condition.
Just another note about what Harvey has done, one of the positive things. It offers a contrast to things like Twitter. Twitter encourages things like antagonism because it’s not face-to-face interaction. So I can attack you, or you, or you because we never actually know each other.
You can’t find one example in Harvey coverage of negative human interaction. You can’t find one because it’s face-to-face, it’s human. There’s no antagonism. And it shows you the contrast between — why people have to talk to each other rather then tweet at each other.
It’s a simple, apolitical message of unity that we should all be able to get behind.
(H/T: Daily Wire)