President Donald Trump sent out a couple of tweets Wednesday morning about Hurricane Irma, which is still gathering unprecedented strength as it approaches landfall — and social media users slammed his apparent flippancy.
The president said he was watching the situation closely and boasted that his team, which did “such a good job in Texas,” was already in Florida.
“No rest for the weary!” Trump tweeted, and then expressed amazement at the hurricane’s size.
Hurricane looks like largest ever recorded in the Atlantic!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
Other Twitter users were aghast at the president’s reaction to the potentially devastating storm.
DELETE. YOUR. EXCLAMATION. POINT. https://t.co/7xLLVqDT3c
— Scott Renshaw (@scottrenshaw) September 6, 2017
Stop. Being. Excited.
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) September 6, 2017
What about the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico? They're part of the US. Or did I just give you a geography lesson?
— Grammy C (@grammyc58) September 6, 2017
Hopefully you won't tell people to "have fun".
— Jeff Strater (@jeffstrater) September 6, 2017
"My team" because, remember, it's all about him.
— Jorge Guajardo (@jorge_guajardo) September 6, 2017
Just think how big of a crowd size you will have in Florida after the largest Hurricane ever hits!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) September 6, 2017
Yes, we know. We've been paying attention.
— Alexander Lyman (@Alex_lyman) September 6, 2017
Only the weak get weary from taking photos.
— Erik Stanger (@erikforCO) September 6, 2017
This dummy is so addicted to superlatives he's carnival-barking a hurricane that's fucking up his own people. https://t.co/MmNvL7E1fx
— Roy Edroso (@edroso) September 6, 2017
You're only watching because you are concerned about Mar a Lago, not the people of Florida.
— Reigart (@Reigart) September 6, 2017
It's not "YOUR" team. It's the taxpayers team. And maybe you should address the leadership vacancies at Nat'l Hurricane Center?
— Calyxx (@CalyxxT) September 6, 2017
Trump Looks like the Largest Disaster in American History….
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) September 6, 2017
Look at you once again not wishing people in its path that they keep safe. It's like you're proud of this hurricane! You're such a toddler
— Chris Kasulke (@ChrisKasulke) September 6, 2017
that's not something to get excited about you monster
— Ross Ginsberg (@RossGinsberg) September 6, 2017
Great reporting, Don. You would have made a better weatherman than president.
— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) September 6, 2017
Have some decency. the world has lost contact with the island of Barbuda for 5 hours and you're tweeting like it's a football game.
— The Annoying Orange (@Anoyingoraange) September 6, 2017
He did this with Harvey too. I honestly think he just sees these disasters as television events.
— George Peterson (@petersongeorged) September 6, 2017