Americans stepped up their game when it came to helping out victims affected by the massive floods in Texas, caused by the severe hit by Hurricane Harvey. However, while some were trying to be humane and considerate, many attempted to scam the citizens, urging them to donate to non-humanitarian organizations. Such is the case with political activist Linda Sarsour, who urged Americans to donate to a political-based committee, which she called “the #Harvey Hurricane Relief Fund.”
Americans were not having it whatsoever, forcing Linda to eat her own words after reading the heavy social media backlash. But, take a look at what she remarked:
Texas Organizing Project is not my PAC, but who cares about facts when you are white supremacists obsessed w/ smearing women of color. 🤷🏻♀️ https://t.co/MsY3lAwbLs
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) August 31, 2017
The main problem was the fact that Sarsour made an effort to manipulate the crowd, by collecting their donations which would serve to a political purpose instead of the catastrophe itself:
"Alt-right" must have sent out an email blast. My mentions are on steroids.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) August 30, 2017
The Texas Organizing Project branch noted on their website that all money donated will be “vital to ensuring that we have the resources we need to organize and fight for Texans devastated by Hurricane Harvey”:
Together we will organize and advocate for our devastated communities, shining a spotlight on inequalities that emerge in the restoration of lives, livelihoods, and homes, amplifying the needs of hard-hit communities and providing legal assistance for residents wrongfully denied government support.
However, PAC notes that all donations are provided to “fight” for “vulnerable communities.”
Sarsour counted on Americans being naive this time around, but, boy, did she learn her lesson.