United States President Donald Trump visited North Carolina today where Hurricane Florence claimed the lives of 37 people. Ahead of the visit, Trump appreciated the efforts of first responders and placated the people who live in the affected regions. However, words and phrases from the monologue have gone viral for all the wrong reasons. Trump in the video posted on his Twitter account says, "This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we have ever seen from the standpoint of water."
Twitterati expressed shock and surprise over Trump's choice of words. Meanwhile, others compared it to quotes by former presidents like John F Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D Roosevelt. Soon hilarious jokes, memes and puns around Trump's statement began to fill the internet. Thanks to Donald Trump & Stormy Daniels, Funny Memes & Jokes on Mario Kart, Toadstool and Mushroom Takes Over the Internet
Here is the video:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2018
Here is how Twitter reacted:
“One of the wettest we’ve ever seen in terms of water”
Dix Stain Donald on recent
MAGA at speaking at a 7th grade level. https://t.co/RxSuWixyCq
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) September 19, 2018
Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence which made landfall last week continues to cause damage in the American states of North Carolina and South Carolina.
— Michael V (@MichaelVallejo2) September 19, 2018
According to officials, the death toll has risen to 35.
“One of the wettest from the point of view of water” pic.twitter.com/HUpMp07ydc
— Adam Couchman ☧ (@TheCouchman) September 19, 2018
Along with torrential rains and strong winds, thousands of houses have been brought down and left hundreds of trees uprooted.
Huffington Post headline: 'Donald Trump Declares Hurricane Florence ‘One Of The Wettest We’ve Seen From The Standpoint Of Water’. At last - a US president who tells it like it is.
— John Simpson (@JohnSimpsonNews) September 19, 2018
Flooding in rivers has drowned residential areas in many regions.
Franklin Roosevelt: The only thing to fear is, fear itself.
Abraham Lincoln: Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.
Donald Trump: One of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water.
— Juan Guzman (@Juan_Guzman1228) September 19, 2018
Hire. A. Speechwriter.
"...one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water."
The video was pre-recorded. They could have re-shot, but didn't. That means this incoherent mess was Trump's most articulate take. https://t.co/3DOViVwKKL
— Toby Ziegler (@Toby_Ziegler) September 19, 2018
Around 5,00,000 homes have lost connection to electricity as rescue efforts continue.
The shower I took today was one of the wettest I've seen from the standpoint of water.
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) September 19, 2018
The new Trump jokes comes a day after former pornstar Stormy Daniels describe Trump's penis as "smaller than average" but "not freakishly small". Daniels in her upcoming book Full Disclosure described it as Toadstool saying it's like "mushroom character in Mario Kart". After the adult star who alleged to have been in a relationship with Trump made the claims, Todd, mushroom and Mario Kart were among the top trends on Twitter yesterday.