Did New NY Gov Hochul Used a Sharpie To Troll Trump During Ida?
During the Trump administration, the lazy leader of the free world was caught doctoring an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map used in an Oval Office briefing. Trump infamously used a Sharpie to redraw the path of Hurricane Dorian in 2019 to make it appear he was correct in warning Alabama about the storm. He was not.
Trump’s fixation on his false Dorian warnings underscores a long history of defending inaccurate claims and lies, from the crowd size at his inaugural address to unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in 2016 and 2020, to fictional ‘unknown Middle Easterners’ streaming across the southern border in migrant caravans. Trump had canceled a trip to Poland to monitor the storm and demonstrated his usual sensitivity to the criticism he has received for misrepresenting the hurricane’s path. It’s one of the many things that often come back to haunt Trump, like every time there’s a hurricane.
Now either the new Governor of New York has made a sly reference to SharpieGate during her response to the effects of Hurricane Ida on the Northeast, or they just didn’t have time to order her a new jacket. The former lieutenant governor who ascended to the office on August 24th following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, had been closely monitoring the storm’s path and appeared daily throughout the storm to update residents impacted by the storm. Thanks to a sharp(ie)-eyed Twitter user named Jake Webster, the new SharpieGate has been unleashed on Twitter.
This is what true financial responsibility looks like. pic.twitter.com/WRlwGAzewo
— Jake Webster (@JakeDaveWebster) September 3, 2021
Soon enough, other Twitter users picked up on the Governor’s hastily revised title while managing to throw shade at the Former Guy.
A sharpie used for accuracy amid a storm! https://t.co/9FgEVkQ1XF
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) September 4, 2021
He's just going to stand there and accept that map as the weather authorities drew it? Without redrawing it even a little with his Sharpie? Lame. https://t.co/dzu9IHgNtp
— David Frum (@davidfrum) August 28, 2021
But the best part was when the Governor herself responded, effectively winning Twitter for the day.
Why waste a perfectly good jacket? 🤷 https://t.co/GajppYzSLm
— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) September 4, 2021