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 (@Donald J. Trump)1504695225.0
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 (@Scott Renshaw)1504698910.0
@realDonaldTrump Stop. Being. Excited.— Emma Kennedy (@Emma Kennedy)1504695252.0
@realDonaldTrump 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 (@Grammy C)1504695613.0
@realDonaldTrump Hopefully you won't tell people to "have fun".— Jeff Strater (@Jeff Strater)1504696724.0
@realDonaldTrump "My team" because, remember, it's all about him.— Jorge Guajardo (@Jorge Guajardo)1504697217.0
@realDonaldTrump Only the weak get weary from taking photos.— Erik Stanger (@Erik Stanger)1504696602.0
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 (@Roy Edroso)1504696228.0
@realDonaldTrump You're only watching because you are concerned about Mar a Lago, not the people of Florida.— Reigart (@Reigart)1504696247.0
@realDonaldTrump It's not "YOUR" team. It's the taxpayers team. And maybe you should address the leadership vacan… https://t.co/H70HH5Y5js— Caly (@Caly)1504696091.0
@realDonaldTrump Look at you once again not wishing people in its path that they keep safe. It's like you're proud… https://t.co/yPmnvWtCVR— 🇨🇦 Chris Kasulke 🇨🇦 (@🇨🇦 Chris Kasulke 🇨🇦)1504696925.0
@realDonaldTrump that's not something to get excited about you monster— Ross Ginsberg (@Ross Ginsberg)1504695261.0