Sunday, 22 September, 2019

Kim Campbell apologizes for offensive Trump hurricane tweet

Former Canadian PM Hopes Hurricane Dorian Destroys Mar-a-Lago Source AP
Sandra Phillips | 31 August, 2019, 03:51

Former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell has caused a considerable degree of controversy online, after tweeting publically that she is "rooting" for Hurricane Dorian to hit Donald Trump's Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago.

Later that same night, Campbell quote tweeted another tweet about the intensity of the storm, saying, "Well, we will see if Mrs. Post's design can stand up to the assault", an allusion to cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, the first owner of Mar-A-Lago. Dorian is expected to make landfall in Florida on Monday. "Trump will not bear the cost of his immoral abdication of the climate challenge!" "I shd (should) know better". She says it was intended as sarcasm and not a serious wish of harm.

On Wednesday, in response to a tweet about impending Hurricane Dorian, Campbell made it clear which direction she hoped it was heading. Throwaway lines get a life of their own on Twitter.

"Our family is rooting for the safety of millions of homes, businesses, families and wonderful people in a great State of Florida", Eric Trump tweeted, along with the hashtag, #Classless.

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Trump said Friday he spoke with Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, who was the former Florida governor, and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp about preparations for the storm.

"As there are in Puerto Rico-sorry you don't get snark-but Trump's indifference to suffering is intolerable!"

Hurricane Dorian - now a Category 2 storm - is strengthening and slowly working its way to Flordia's east coast, with almost the entire state within the cone of uncertainty. "[Would] also help if he tackled climate change which is making hurricanes more destructive!" she tweeted, referring to the president.

Campbell wasn't the only one to criticize the president as Dorian approached the United States.

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