President Donald Trump on Monday offered unsolicited advice for putting out the massive fire at Paris’s iconic Notre Dame cathedral — and he subsequently got buried in mockery.
Reacting to live video of the fire, Trump advised Parisian fire fighters that “perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out” and he exhorted them to work faster to get the situation under control.
“Must act quickly!” the president wrote.
So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
Trump’s tweet quickly drew the ire of some followers — and one of them pointed out that launching high-pressure aerial water cannons onto an old wooden structure like Notre Dame could severely damage the building.
Yeah lets drop 8000 lbs of water on top of an old wooden roof.
— 🗝️ (@SomeDudeInCA) April 15, 2019
Check out some more reactions to the president’s tweet below.
What do I know about firefighting, maybe nothing (but I did become President!), but if I were the mayor of Paris, I would PUT OUT the Notre Dame fire, add some additional great features, and RAKE the leaves around the building! But again, what the hell do I know? pic.twitter.com/XlTRhVHoo4
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 15, 2019
Maybe they can just rake the sky.
— hodlonaut ** El Supremo ** (@jboeger) April 15, 2019
Wow. A backseat fireman. How lovely.ADVERTISEMENT
— Shugar (@GregShugar) April 15, 2019
Flying water tankers? Are you high?
— AltMountRainier 🇺🇸 (@AltMtRainier) April 15, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
HE’S OUT OF BED AGAIN!
— Alan Pender (@AlanPender) April 15, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
“must act quickly,” what awesome advice! oh my god, it’s a good thing you mentioned that because otherwise the fireman would have lollygagged their way to the fire while smoking cigarettes and carrying baguettes in a little net tote as French firemen usually do. GOOD THINKING SIR
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 15, 2019
The Paris Fire Department is certainly not checking your feed for advice.
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) April 15, 2019
Sir could this of been avoided if they just built a Wall ,, really make’s you think !!ADVERTISEMENT
— Walter(Owen’s Grandp (@walterowensgrpa) April 15, 2019
do u think they should just give it a new name tho?
— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) April 15, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Can you please teach us how to put a fire out ? We the French have no clue, we’re currently blowing on it but it doesn’t work. Please help us o mighty world ruler.
— Charly M. (@SeriousCharly) April 15, 2019
Maybe flying water tankers can be used to put you out. Must act quickly.
— Rianne Meijer (@globalistaa) April 15, 2019
They said we couldn’t use water to put out fires, but guess what folks? We’re bringing it back.
— Richard Staff (@Staff7998) April 15, 2019
Something like this you mean? pic.twitter.com/Vf8XnwBxrh
— likeaboss (@likeanjboss) April 15, 2019
“Woowooo! I’m a fireman!!!” pic.twitter.com/6gLyT4Fi4B
— Terry C Doss (@terrycdoss) April 15, 2019