After witnessing — at least via news coverage — the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wrought in Texas and along the Gulf Coast, one might assume that most people would take the prospect of another hurricane striking American soil rather seriously.
Some are taking the threat of Irma very seriously — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has ordered the evacuation of the Florida Keys, and a number of coastal counties are already preparing for possible land strikes from the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. Neighboring states Georgia and South Carolina are also encouraging residents to be prepared and to remain vigilant.
But others — after seeing weather maps that show Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s Florida estate in Irma’s path — couldn’t resist the temptation to attack the president:
Surf's up, Mar-a-Lago: Irma is generating 46-foot waves… pic.twitter.com/jYGvUBTtMH
— Jeffrey St. Clair (@JSCCounterPunch) September 6, 2017
IDEA: A category 5 hurricane but it only hits Mar-a-Lago
— Michael, still here (@Home_Halfway) September 6, 2017
Dear Irma: This is Mar-a-Lago's address:
1100 S Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, FL. Don't forget about the bonus we talked about! xo
— Laurie Notaro (@laurienotaro) September 6, 2017
— Tim Chen (@Tim_Chen28) September 6, 2017
— Nils Gilman (@nils_gilman) September 6, 2017
If Hurricane Irma hits Florida I hope it wipes #MaraLago off the face of the earth. And that everyone is safe. But I hope its demolished.
— Donald J. Trump (@AKADonaldTrump) September 4, 2017
If Hurricane Irma is looking for something to destroy, it should just park itself on top of Mar-a-Lago and leave the rest of Florida alone
— David Starcher (@d_starcher) September 5, 2017
Some took it a step further, saying that they hoped Trump would be there as well:
Hey @realDonaldTrump, this would be a great weekend to stay at Mar-a-Lago. Don't mind that Irma stuff, it's all fake news.
— Ryan Dent (@rcdent62) September 5, 2017
Floridians, you might want to evacuate. Donald Trump, you might want to take a vacation to Mar-a-Lago this weekend. pic.twitter.com/aiWA2n3Qmf
— Hurricane Irma (@Hurricanelrma) September 6, 2017