The more that we learn about Donald Trump’s reign, the more it seems like the United States — and the world — dodged a bullet by voting him out of power in 2020. The bullet, notably, was not a hurricane, because hurricanes cannot be shot from guns.
This would be, apparently, news to the former president, who, according to Rolling Stone, asked multiple national security officials whether the spate of hurricanes the U.S. was suffering were being shot at the country by China, using special secret weather weapons.
If this seems horrifying, it isn’t nearly as much so as the fact that he also wanted to retaliate, to launch attacks ‘back’ at China, for this imagined assault.
He reportedly brought the topic up with complete seriousness for the first two years of his term, then later got the message that it was a ridiculous idea and began to spin it into a ‘joke,’ still bringing it up occasionally.
As much as the idea of a sitting president believing in hurricane guns is frightening, it’s hardly shocking, considering that this is the same guy who reportedly thought he could fight off hurricanes with nuclear weapons, and who actually presented a hurricane map altered with a Sharpie marker to back up a tweet in which he wrongly predicted that Alabama was in the path of Hurrican Dorian.
As you can see in the report from The Star above, Trump tweeted out the altered image and demanded apologies from news media that had called out his error.
For a guy who makes his permanent residence in Florida, understanding hurricanes and how they work really just doesn’t seem to be Trump’s thing.
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