This may be one of the more out-there claims by a media and left currently deep in the throes of Trump Derangement Syndrom, but despite the fact that the claim that President Donald Trump suggested we nuke hurricanes is definitely something we should all agree is ludicrous, the left is taking it seriously.
According to Axios, Trump asked if we could just toss a nuclear bomb into the eye of the storm during a briefing on hurricanes:
During one hurricane briefing at the White House, Trump said, “I got it. I got it. Why don’t we nuke them?” according to one source who was there. “They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they’re moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can’t we do that?” the source added, paraphrasing the president’s remarks.
Another source claims Trump never said the word “nuclear,” but did suggest bombing hurricanes in general.
On Monday, Trump sent out a tweet calling the story “ridiculous” and “just more fake news.”
The story by Axios that President Trump wanted to blow up large hurricanes with nuclear weapons prior to reaching shore is ridiculous. I never said this. Just more FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2019
This didn’t stop everyone from Hillary Clinton to 2020 Democratic candidates and celebrities from jumping on the story to make Trump look stupid.
We should not nuke hurricanes.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, 2019
Dude’s gotta go.https://t.co/iZp6EExhF9
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 25, 2019
Are we really just going to sit back and do NOTHING when Trump is earnestly suggesting using NUCLEAR WEAPONS to attack Hurricanes?! For God’s sake, DO SOMETHING. #ImpeachTrumpNow https://t.co/gldIWOKOn5
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 25, 2019
A low-information voter would almost certainly dismiss this as parody: https://t.co/sT9J2lyNDm
— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) August 25, 2019
We’re all going to die https://t.co/uptKaP3iFG
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 25, 2019
Trump is stone cold sober but all his ideas sound like something you come up with when you’re super high:
– we should just nuke the hurricanes
– how much would it cost to buy Greenland
– hear me out: SPACE FORCE
– fuck it let’s order 600 burgers pic.twitter.com/sCfPb5B2oi
— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) August 26, 2019
This is a common tactic from the left. They’ll typically jump on any story to make their opponents look like they’re not intelligent enough to use a fork. Take, for instance, George W. Bush and the way the media portrayed him as an imbecile during his time as President. As many can attest, Bush was often the smartest person in any given room he walked into.
That’s not to say that Trump is as intelligent as Bush, but it goes to show that the media will try to utilize any narrative it can, even the more ridiculous ones, in order to push the idea that electing Trump to office would be an irresponsible move on your part.