This issue is a good example of how/why you can’t please everyone.
If a POTUS doesn’t visit a disaster site, he will be accused of insensitivity.
If he does visit, some will say that he only did it for the photo-ops and positive comments in the press.
It’s really a case where an elected official cannot necessarily win, no matter what he or she does.
If you want a perfect example of this phenomenon–as well as an example of limited intellects–look at how the Twitterverse lit up a few days ago with vicious comments to the effect that “Obama ignored the victims of Hurricane Katrina”. That particular Hurricane took place in 2005, Obama wasn’t elected POTUS until 2008, and he didn’t take office until 2009. However, those facts did not deter those of small minds from flinging at him.
No matter what one does (or doesn’t do) while in elected office, there will always be a faction of complainers, and many of those complainers don’t even have their facts straight.