Twitter Slays Marco Rubio for Posting Rainbows as Florida Surpasses 10,000 Coronavirus Deaths

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has spent Thursday tweeting about rainbows, football, and weather as the Sunshine State’s coronavirus death count pierced the 10,000 mark. Rubio, along with the rest of the Senate, is enjoying recess until next month.

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“So far the @NFL strategy on #Covid_19 controls is working,” Rubio wrote, unironically. “Season opener is just 3 weeks away! (Photo: David Santiago)”

Twitter roasted him for it.

Some people really could not believe what they were seeing.




Recess must be super boring because earlier in the afternoon, Rubio complained about having to share a name with a tropical storm. Hurricane season will not peak until September 30, but summer 2020 has been a particularly active one, with twelve named storms having formed in the Atlantic since June 1.

The next system will bear the name Marco, and the 49-year-old Republican is upset about it.

“Those living in Texas & Louisiana should keep an eye on this system which would be named MARCO if it becomes a tropical storm,” Rubio tweeted. “Who picks these names?”

Tropical storms are named by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration years in advance. Hurricanes that reach category 3 status, or “major,” have their names retired.

But, as one observer noted, there are two potentials, so whichever one becomes a tropical storm first will be named Marco.

Twitter did its thing.

Based on the forecasts, Rubio’s Marco will never be strong enough to be a hurricane. Either way, Florida is in the crosshairs.

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