Washington Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti on Friday discussed what President Donald Trump can do to avoid former President George W. Bush's mistakes during Hurricane Katrina.
He appeared on Fox News' "Special Report," where host Chris Wallace pointed out that the administration was already ahead of the curve on preparing for the disaster of Hurricane Harvey, which began to slam into Texas on Friday.
"It's interesting. There really has been a tremendous effort at the White House. I know the substantive effort has been tremendous but there's also been substantial PR effort to indicate they're on top of the story," Wallace said.
"That was George W. Bush's big misstep when Hurricane Katrina hit, the perception that he was not paying attention," Continetti said. "Remember that infamous photo of him looking out at the damage from Air Force One? Even though FEMA is really more a coordinating agency and the local authorities play a big role in dealing with the actual consequences of the hurricane, it's important for the president to seem in charge and they're on their way, as Byron [York] pointed out, to doing exactly that."