Earlier today, President Donald Trump thanked the first responders who came to the aid of victims of Hurricane Florence. The storm devastated portions of North Carolina, dumping massive amounts of rain and damaging millions of dollars in property. Large swaths of land were destroyed, some farmers lost everything, and more than a few people have been left homeless. The first responders after this massive storm were literal life savers, and Trump was absolutely right to thank them. Unfortunately, the sentiment of his message was lost for many people because he didn't seem to put any effort or preparation into what he was saying. Then, in the middle of his off-the-cuff message, he confused everyone by talking about the wetness of water.
As Trump described the storm and emphasized the importance of first responders, he told the world:
This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water. Rarely have we had an experience like it and it certainly is not good.
https://t.co/G0BjCXEnaX— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1537314142.0
The tweet went out in the middle of the day on Tuesday, September 18th. It now has thousands upon thousands of comments. Many of them were from people who pointed out how Trump didn't even seem to try...
@realDonaldTrump This dude just said "one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water" in a prereco… https://t.co/PyudHkXExK— Alt US Cyber Command (@Alt US Cyber Command) 1537324558.0
@realDonaldTrump A classroom of second graders could have written a more thoughtful and coherent statement— Jake (@Jake) 1537357087.0
@realDonaldTrump Sounds more like an awkward voicemail you leave someone you just met— Eat em Up Mike (@Eat em Up Mike) 1537377935.0
@realDonaldTrump This wasn't even live. They could have reshot it. Yet this is what they went with? Either a) this… https://t.co/KjnzrChpwJ— Michel A (@Michel A) 1537373692.0
@realDonaldTrump The American people deserve press conferences where journalists can ask questions about issues, no… https://t.co/lKWClIdNkv— єℓℓєη ❣️ (@єℓℓєη ❣️) 1537377215.0
...and how asinine his description was.
@keen_keen @realDonaldTrump The drunkest I’ve been from the standpoint of liquor— Cyn Tizzle (@Cyn Tizzle) 1537364068.0
@realDonaldTrump “One of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water.” He has the BEST words! 😂— TrevorOnAir (@TrevorOnAir) 1537332886.0
@realDonaldTrump “One of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water.” Umm . . . as opposed to what… https://t.co/e80EbgsnBK— JeannieSays (@JeannieSays) 1537356476.0
@realDonaldTrump “One of the wettest we’ve ever seen, in terms of water...And it’s certainly not good”. Thanks for the expert commentary— Mystery Friends (@Mystery Friends) 1537318285.0
@jryyyyyyyyyyyy @realDonaldTrump "It is certainly not.... good"— T (@T) 1537377357.0
@realDonaldTrump The wettest from the standpoint of water? Have we had hurricanes that rained blood? Is that what t… https://t.co/AHaR22ryd7— Gary Stieber (@Gary Stieber) 1537366145.0
@realDonaldTrump The Wettest water ever, no water has ever been wetter. This amount of wetness has never been seen… https://t.co/vK8H2barky— jason randolph (@jason randolph) 1537370542.0
We don't know if Trump will continue to address the public by releasing these kinds of videos, or if they will continue to be as unrehearsed as this one is. We assure you, if they are, Twitter will have plenty to say about it.