Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the Carolina coast on Thursday, and President Donald Trump has decided to fight fire with fire, combatting the oncoming storm with the most powerful weapon in his arsenal: An unhinged (tweet) storm of his own.
The president started his day with a personal attack against JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, who on Wednesday became the latest rich asshole to publicly toy with running for president by claiming that he could beat Trump in an election.
Then, perhaps after an aide carefully reminded him about the impending hurricane, Trump showed a brief glimmer of lucidity (or, what passes for lucidity these days) to remind the public that he’s a big tough man who is ready to fight this big tough storm.
Obligatory storm-related tweet taken care of, the President of the United States got back to other pressing issues of the day: Alleged FBI conspiracies against him.
And retweeting some of his “greatest” “hits” of the past several days:
After basking in his own self-inflicted nostalgia, Trump tossed in a shout out to his favorite morning TV show:
And rounded things off with a mind boggling, reality-rejecting defense of his cataclysmic handlings of last year’s Hurricane Maria, which left nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans dead, and the island without clean power or water for months on end.
The president is a tinfoil hatted hurricane truther now. Neat.
Currently there is nothing on the president’s public schedule for Thursday. So it’s safe to assume we can expect plenty more unhinged rants as the day progresses, which I’m sure will be great news for the millions of people stuck in Hurricane Florence’s path.
It’s fine! Everything is just fine!