Look who’s squawking now!
Actress Kirstie Alley star set off what she called a Twitter “firestorm” on Friday after she challenged Obama’s reasoning for not visiting the flood-ravaged state of Louisiana sooner.
“On a golf course in Martha’s Vineyard instead of in Louisiana?,” she tweeted, along with a Fox News video flashback of Obama criticizing President Bush in 2008 for his response to Hurricane Katrina.
After a Twitter user responded to the “Look Who’s Talking Now!” star saying that Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards had asked Obama to wait, the actress responded that the request “wouldn’t stop me.”
Alley — who endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump back in April — entered a heated back-and-forth with social media users, where she voiced her opinion that Obama should have “slipped in” to the state or done an “on-air plea.”
Kirstie Alley set off a Twitter “firestorm” on Friday after she questioned Obama’s reasoning for not having visited Louisiana yet.
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“Do you really think POTUS can ‘slip into’ a city????? You’re smarter than that,” one Twitter user responded.
Trump visited the state on Friday and Obama is scheduled to arrive next week.
More than 40,000 homes were destroyed as a result of days of torrential rain in Louisiana between Aug. 8 and Aug. 14.
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The “Cheers” star also admitted that she was disappointed that Republican President George W. Bush didn’t visit victims of Katrina sooner in 2005.
“I thought Bush waited too long also! I was in Katrina on day 5 & I’m just a gorgeous actress 🙂 THEY needed HELP! I didn’t need an invitation,” she tweeted.
Flooding in Louisiana has been labeled as the worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy, killing at least 13 people and damaging more than 40,000, according to the Red Cross.
More than 6.9 trillion gallons of rain pummeled the state between Aug. 8 and Aug. 14 and it is estimated the damages could cost at least $30 million.