As the exceedingly dangerous Hurricane Irma inches closer to the Florida coast – with forecasts predicting that Palm Beach, where Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is located, will be battered by the storm – “God” took to Twitter to explain his rationale for the hurricane.
Mar-a-Lago has been the subject of intense scrutiny since Trump took office, with each trip costing American taxpayers approximately $3.6 million, per the Government Accountability Office. In total, after having traveled to the Florida resort on 12 weekends out of 34 as President, Trump’s visits to Mar-a-Lago have totaled $32 million.
Trump is currently on pace to spend more on travel in his first year alone as President than former President Barack Obama spent over the course of both of his terms.
Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall on Saturday, “temporarily raising the sea level by five to 10 feet and sending heavy waves towering on top of that.” Florida’s Governor Rick Scott has already ordered the evacuation of multiple towns in the storm’s path.
“We are expecting our state to have major impacts from Hurricane Irma and we are taking aggressive actions to make sure Florida is prepared,” Scott said. “Today we will have more than 4,000 total Florida National Guard members activated, with all remaining members ready to report for duty first thing tomorrow to assist with preparation efforts.”
Until Irma touches down in Florida, humans should heed God’s advice. Here’s the hoping that Florida escapes the storm in tact.
Well, except maybe Mar-a-Lago.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.