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The Hurricane Katrina Trump Interview

Updated on July 18, 2017
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I am here with Hurricane Katrina and Donald Trump. Let’s begin with you Katrina.

Katrina: ‘Blowhard!!!”

Trump: “You have your nerve.”

Katrina: “I knew you were going to go low, so I decided to go there first. Two can play at this.”

Trump: “You were a storm that caused multiple deaths and billions in destruction to the United States.”

Katrina: “Are you listening to yourself? And they call me a Tropical Depression.”

Trump: “I have promised. Given my solemn oath to drain the swamp.”

Katrina: “Me too. I hit the Delta hard. I caused pain and suffering to millions. And now you seem set to do the same. I am proclaiming to be among the five deadliest storms in U.S. History. ”

Trump: “I intend to change the face of the continent. Then I will have the history books rewritten to proclaim my genius.”

Katrina: “Only the 1935 Labor Day hurricane and Hurricane Camille are on the books as being a worse storm than myself.”

Trump: “I will admit, off the record, that Nixon and Reagan, are going to be tough to top. But I have an idea. Like you, I am going to come in and cause as much damage as I possibly can. Then go on my way leaving a giant mess to be cleaned up in my wake. What do you think? Brilliant, right? Well, it is not dumb. There is profit in chaos.”

Katrina: “I did a great deal of damage in Florida, Louisiana and Texas. Aren’t those your States?”

Trump: “My States. Like I told them, now that they voted for me, I don’t need them anymore. Money and I mean a lot of money, that is what I am interested in. You know what you can do when you have billions at your disposal?”

Katrina: “No, I don’t. I am a hurricane.”

Trump: “You destroyed so much, including casino barges. Let me tell you I have destroyed a few casinos in my time. Hey, I understand that we both have spent about the same time in the courts. You were mentioned again and again in the violation of the Flood Control Act of 1965. Me, I have been mentioned in violation of everything else.”

Katrina: “I have sparked more investigations than you have. There were resignations and criticism of both mayors and Governors. Even a President. And don’t forget, the 108 billion dollars.”

Trump: “I have only just begun. There will be so many investigations. Oh, so many, they will be hard to count. And deaths, that remains to be seen.”

Katrina: “How was I to know the levees were not going to hold? I was just going to blow into town, cause a little destruction, then blow out of town. I feel kind of bad for the 1,800 people. They mostly drowned in the flooding aftermath. I was so strong, I even impacted Canada.”

Trump: “Oh, believe me, I am going to impact Canada. Those sly, crafty, cunning Mounties, are not going to take advantage of us anymore.”

Katrina leaned forward: “If you are so tough, why hasn’t anyone ordered a state of emergency? Why is there no National Guard out in the streets?”

Trump: “Believe me, I will order the National Guard into the streets. People will think twice. Talk about your state of emergency. I am a force to be reckoned with. I intend to put more people on the streets than you can imagine.”

Katrina: “I activated the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center, The National Weather Service, and and and...I can go on.”

Trump: “None of those are funded in my new budget plan. What good did any of them do? All the preparation in the world and you did all that destruction anyway. If the whole government had stayed home we could not have stopped you. And they cannot stop me. Not one bit.”

Katrina: “I was a storm that most of you have long feared.”

Trump: “Fear is a sign of respect. That has long been established. Fear is respect. My family will be the most respected of families. All the other families will bow to us.”

Katrina: “I left millions without food, water, electricity. I made millions homeless. Had the government not stepped in it would have changed the way America looked to the rest of the world.”

Trump: “Just you wait, Hurricane Katrina. I will be the worst storm to ever hit the shores of these here United States. Just you wait. And for the rest of the world, I don’t care what they think of the United States. We have been the leader of the free world long enough.”

Katrina: “The United States recovered from me. They rebuilt and were stronger for it. They will recover from you also.”

Trump: ‘Blowhard!!!”

Katrina: “You have your nerve.”

Stormy Weather - Ella Fitzgerald

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      mckbirdbks 3 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Shy - It may be time for all of us to sit and reevaluate our thinking. What we want and how we can go about getting it. I am sure that the people in power now need to go. Their agenda is not the agenda of the American people. It appears, Money, has won.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 months ago from Texas

      You are right Mike, it is a new low and to tarnish the code of conduct for the Boy Scouts is really the worst part of all.

      What have the parents of the Boy Scouts become?

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      mckbirdbks 3 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Shy - For the first time in our collective history a president deserves to be led away by the men in white coats. Encouraging Boy Scouts to boo a former president and a former candidate for the presidency, is a new low in our times. That the Boy Scouts booed is also telling of our future.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 months ago from Texas

      Wow, Mike, you describe the don as he is. This is one of your best.

      I enjoyed reading this one.

      Blessings always.

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      mckbirdbks 3 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Gypsy Rose Lee - Thank you. There is so much going on in the world. My mind boggles at world events as they are playing out here. The illigetiment president of the U.S. and the president of Russia are walking hand in hand. Never in my lifetime would I have believed that would happen.

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      mckbirdbks 3 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Genna – I am laughing, because I do think Katrina has met her match. I cringe at the devastation being down by the stroke of a pen. Polluting water, polluting our air polluting the minds of many. And this is the warm-up act. The storm that is in process now will cause damage to our country for years. Hate-radio is running full force twenty-four hours a day. Sane people are advocating, ‘let them die’ policies. There is so much shame on the table.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Loved this your creative mind is doing well. Enjoyed the song too.

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      Genna East 3 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Did Katrina meet her match, or is the other way around? What a clever metaphor, Mike! There is quite a storm heading our way...we've just been witnessing the deceiving lull up to now. Hard to imagine. Ella's Stormy is beautiful. Well done!

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      mckbirdbks 4 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Bill - We have to laugh,otherwise we have to cry. What a mess we find ourselves in. I heard this morning that when a Trump supporter was asked what he liked about Trump, his reply was he did not like Trump that much, he just hated the rest of us more. That is a steep mountain to climb.

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      Bill Holland 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I almost feel guilty laughing at this, you know what I mean? It's too real, and in real life not funny at all. I guess it's good to laugh, no matter what, while in real life fighting with every fiber of our being to make sure this never happens again.

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      mckbirdbks 4 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Patti - I was hoping my readers would not think I was all wet. ha A hurricane joke. Thanks for the visit. I spend my time looking for something amusing to report. Not much luck with this group smashing against the levees.

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      Patty Inglish 4 months ago from North America

      I'm laughing as I'm cringing at the truth in all this. Must share with friends.

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      mckbirdbks 4 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello John - You can see my desperation for stories has reached hurricane force. Thanks for the visit.

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      John Hansen 4 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Only you could arrange an interview with a hurricane and a blowhard, Mike. Incredibly well done. Stormy Weather is a perfect accompaniment.

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      mckbirdbks 4 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello MArtie - The Republican Party is a fully alert organization who have gamed the system. For their efforts the country has been rewarded with Donald Trump. There is an expression, perhaps you have heard it, 'Hell to pay.' The U.S. has started making payments. Will we ever learn and get in the game?

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      Martie Coetser 4 months ago from South Africa

      Hurricane Katrina is a perfect metaphor for Trump. You have all my empathy, as we are in the same position having an arrogant con artist in charge.

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      mckbirdbks 4 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello mar - Yes, when I went searching for a sound track for this piece, Stormy Weather came up on the screen and fit perfectly. This was fun to write. At first I did not think Katrina could hold up her end of the conversation, but she managed just fine. Thanks for the well wishes. It appears that SoCal is in for a muggy day.

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      Maria Jordan 4 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Closing my eyes and listening to Lady Ella singing the blues - it doesn't get any better than that.

      Friedman's interview series is taking the world by storm ... :)

      Listening to the BLUES during a STORM - a must for me!

      Have a peaceful day, dear Mike Hugs, mar