When President Trump began tweeting about Hurricane Florence this morning, which had just made landfall, he almost got this whole presidency thing right. But then he didn’t.
His first actual tweet of the morning focused on the hurricane instead of how unfair the media, the FBI, and the DOJ has been to him. It was a step in the right direction. Scrolling through his earlier retweets of the morning, however, was proof that he still doesn’t understand how this whole thing works.
The warning to residents in the path of the hurricane that their time to evacuate was “running out” is an entire day old. The path to flee is over. The hurricane has made landfall. Right after tweeting his praise for FEMA and first responders, Trump retweeted the following:
In other words, don’t flee. That time has passed even if the president convinced you that you still had time because he took not a minute to think about what retweeting day-old warnings about the hurricane to his followers might do.
Of course, this is nothing new for Trump. He often relies on Twitter for his information even though he has access to the highest intelligence documents that exist. As usual, relying on the wrong forms of media to inform the public is dangerous and puts American lives at risk.
Twitter wasn’t in the mood to praise Trump’s finally coming around to focusing on the hurricane instead of bashing his opponents and further dividing the American people. Read some of their comments below: