Ex Canadian prime minister roots for Dorian to hit Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
WASHINGTON – A former Canadian prime minister said she’s “rooting” for Hurricane Dorian to directly hit President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Florida’s coast.
Kim Campbell, Canada’s first and only female prime minister, wrote on Twitter Wednesday: “I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago!”
Campbell on Thursday continued to tweet about the storm and how it is appears to be heading toward Mar-a-Lago.
“Well, we will see if Mrs. Post’s design can stand up to the assault!” she wrote in a tweet, referencing the cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, who built Mar-a-Lago. “I know Palm Beach well and am sorry if it gets a big hit.
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“I wish I [could] believe that it [would] shake up Trump’s climate change denial! Only today his admin has removed [regulations] to limit methane- a worse GHG than CO2!” she continued in a tweet.
‘Absolute monster’: Hurricane Dorian on track to rock Florida as Category 4 storm
Hurricane Dorian is currently a Category 2 storm and is hurtling towards Florida’s east coast. It is expected to make landfall Monday where it will likely be a Category 4, according to the National Hurricane Center. Palm Beach, where Mar-a-Lago is located, is on the eastern part of the state expected to be hit by the storm.
The president frequently visits Mar-a-Lago and has called it the “Southern White House.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties in the state and urged residents to gather enough food, water and other supplies for at least a week.
Trump canceled his upcoming trip to Poland this weekend to monitor the hurricane. The president was set to commemorate the start of World War II and meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda. Vice President Mike Pence will now travel in Trump’s place.
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On Thursday, Trump called the storm “an absolute monster” in a video he tweeted, comparing it to Hurricane Andrew, which devastated Florida in 1992.
“All indications are it’s going to hit very hard and it’s going to be very big,” Trump said in the video.
Campbell received backlash for her comments.
One Twitter user replied to her Wednesday tweet, saying: “What the heck is wrong with you. There are real people who live and work there.”
She replied: “As there are in Puerto Rico- sorry you don’t get snark- but Trump’s indifference to suffering is intolerable!”
“[Would] also help if he tackled climate change which is making hurricanes more destructive! Instead, he will remove limits on methane! Get a grip!” she concluded.
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Contributing: Ryan W. Miller