Hawaii's Democratic governor expresses his gratitude to President Trump

Unlike, say, California, volcano- and flood-plagued Hawaii isn't busying itself with bashing President Trump.  Hawaii's Democratic governor, David Ige, expressed considerable gratitude to the president for his swift response to his two requests for disaster declarations – one for the floods in Kauai in April, and then another for his state's volcano problems on the Big Island in May.  After a bit of delay, Ige asked for aid, and right out the gate, he got it: "I'm grateful for the quick approval of my request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration. This opens the door to federal assistance and demonstrates a solid partnership with the federal government as we work to keep Hawai'i residents safe and support recovery efforts on Hawai'i Island," said Gov. David Ige. As the volcanic eruption enters its second week – assessments continue and additional requests will be made when federal requirements are...(Read Full Post)