Twitter Mocks Trump’s Claim Of “Witnessing First Hand The Horror Of Harvey” By Gazing At A Map Of Texas

Mediaite reports:

After Donald Trump claimed he witnessed the “horror and devastation” of Harvey “first hand” in Texas, a photo was posted to his Instagram account that shows the president staring at a screen with a map — an exact opposite of what one would describe as “first hand.” As the internet is known to do, Twitter roasted the president in snarky fashion by posting their own “first hand accounts” of historical events.

  • Tawreos

    I wonder what it would be like if he took a moment, just one damn moment, and told the truth without having to to twist it always be self serving?

    • Todd20036

      He wouldn’t be Trump

    • skyweaver

      No. But I have to tell you that your avatar puppy has very sweet eyes and a happy smile

      • Tawreos

        Thank you, he loves getting compliments.

    • djcoastermark

      Ah, another great mystery of life that we will never know the answer to.

  • vorpal 😼

    Go easy on him, all.
    He sees the BIGLYEST natural disaster rife with horror and devastation every time he looks in the mirror.

    And he was busy with actual important presidential tasks, like selling hats.

  • The Weeping Cheeto

    Being a New Yorker he witnessed the horrors of Sandy firsthand. On TV. From Mar-a-Lardo.

  • Max_1
    • Bad Tom

      Using Harvey the Hurricane for cover.
      For real, he did.
      ——-
      He waited for a natural disaster to start so that people wouldn’t pay attention to his odious pardon. What kind of a person does that?

      A monster.

      • Ken M

        He knew the pardon would get him more attention, and he could always call the news false.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          If all the news is false. Isnt the disaster in houston false also??

      • Robincho

        We are not dealing with a human being here…

  • bkmn

    He is proud that Harvey was a big storm, a great storm. IDIOT pretending to be a President

    • AmeriCanadian

      He doesn’t even pretend very well. He’s just all-around horrible at it. Period.

      • Jonathan Smith

        well, unlike Melonia he does not need to fake it very often

    • vorpal 😼

      It was the biggest natural disaster.
      Even biglier than the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.
      That makes him the presidentliest.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      The ratings! Won’t somebody please think of ratings!

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Reagan also was on the Challenger when it exploded.

    • RGG

      I wish

  • Max_1
    • james1200
    • Adam Stevens

      the tie hanging over the boat made my day!

      • Todd20036

        Oh my lord just noticed that!

        Note the tiny hands, too

    • bambinoitaliano

      Stealing for tweet!

    • Natty Enquirer

      And they’re all waving at YOU, Mr. President!

    • stuckinthewoods

      Trump callously never got as close to flooding as the cartoon lampoons. He can’t even rise to the level of a cartoon.

    • Ken M

      What was that promise about swamp draining again? Couldn’t do it in DC, guess it figured it was hopeless to try here too.

  • another_steve

    Trump is such a schlub.

    (Do all my sisters and brothers reading here know what a “schlub” is?)

    • Todd20036

      Slovenly jerk, I believe.

    • stuckinthewoods

      rather like a schmendrik. I’d say.

      • another_steve

        In my childhood household, “schmendrik” had a rather affectionate edge to it. You never called a truly evil person a schmendrik.

        It had more of a connotation of a nerdy rascal. Someone you felt more pity than contempt for.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      a talentless, unattractive, or boorish person.

      or

      Unkempt in appearance, either due to lack of effort or lack of awareness. The opposite of metrosexual.

      • another_steve

        ^^ Exactly.

  • james1200

    Trump was there to witness it firsthand but he was also NOT there. Them’s the new rules, America!

    https://m.popkey.co/f53d5a/p8GVO_f-maxage-0.gif

    • coram nobis

      Orwell, in 1984, called it “Doublethink”.

      • Xuuths

        In English, it’s called “lying”.

        • coram nobis

          No, that’s propaganda. Doublethink is putting two official lies side-by-side, as in accepting that we have always been at war with Eurasia, or, Eastasia.

  • Max_1
  • ONE GODDAMNED CONDOM could’ve prevented ALL THIS, Trump Sr.!

  • Max_1
    • prixator

      I wonder if things get so bad, that the remaining former Presidents (the Bushes, Carter, Clinton and Obama) will join together to denounce this current abomination. Bipartisan style.

    • JCF

      Note the date. I really don’t think that in ***February 2016***, The New Yorker should have given him this kind of (Presidential, no less) attention.

  • LatrinaDiBucca

    I guess he’s a firsthand Holocaust survivor too.

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a goddamned liar.

    • Todd20036

      And water is wet. Next.

  • KCMC
  • Adam Stevens

    So, I guess when I am leaning against a wall, I am actually ironing my shirt?

  • Treant

    Lordy, yes. I’ve had first-hand experience of Ebola, vampire attacks, a total solar eclipse, heterosexual sex, and being black. And that’s just this month!

    • KCMC

      And that was just on one date?

      • Todd20036

        And if so, was it the first date?

    • another_steve

      I had first-hand experience of the angels in heaven. It was glorious. I screamed, “Hallelujah!”

      Then my Czech twinks were finished and the tape ended.

      • Have the entire Bel Ami library yet?

    • AmeriCanadian

      Heterosexual sex???? Quelle horreur!!!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    How come no one’s suggesting 2nd Amendment Solutions for the execs at the chemical plant who are declining to tell 1st responders what poisons they’re breathing in?

    • Ninja0980

      Or the legislator who passed the law.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      MSNBC host pointed out to local official live this morning that he was “going further” than the company itself was willing to go in issuing assurances of “No big deal.”

  • BeaverTales

    We have elected a mouthy internet troll for a president with no experience in anything except real estate cons, and we will deserve what we get. Texas helped elect him and they are going to suffer more than most.

    • Ninja0980

      Such a shame it will be the blue parts suffering the most.

      • BeaverTales

        The blue parts have been suffering the most for years.

      • The_Wretched

        The red places have worse demographics. Always have and still do. Suffering doesn’t get off set for moral culpability.

  • Treant

    OT: Irma is now projected to become a major (Cat 3 or higher) hurricane.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2

    • stuckinthewoods

      and Irma has formed 3 weeks before the usual fourth hurricane and became stronger than anticipated. These are the Euro models for track which has a US landfall of Cat 2 or greater.
      https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/irma-intensifying-eastern-atlantic-big-long-range-questions
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bbec3d5673a7c82d805803bb55c96dd8be6e670026af9f5d515b555210f99f5b.png

      • Ken M

        That is a WHOLE lotta “mights and coulds.”

        • Beagle

          It’s still early, especially as far as effect on the U.S.

      • Treant

        We’ll have to see, of course, but I’m thinking Florida or Gulf Coast for Irma. The steering high is still very, very strong.

        • stuckinthewoods

          I don’t wish it on anyone and am probably now made nervous by “I” storms since Isabel, Irene, and Ivan were memorable here. Aye Yi Yi.

          • Treant

            One very-long-range and very low accuracy forecast has it sitting off the Florida coast on the 8th as a Cat 5.

    • DoctorDJ

      But that’s just the elite scientists talking. We know how off-based they are #Chinesehoax.

      MAGA!

      /S

  • bambinoitaliano

    Someone tweeted yesterday there are like over 1600 churches in Houston alone only a handful offer to open up the house of lord to the storm victims. Nice god they are worshiping.

    • LatrinaDiBucca

      I am totally for ruthlessly calling churches out for failing to respond when warranted; but realistically, a lot of these “churches” are not accessible, equipped or staffed to operate as shelters.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Neither are many of the random rescues we saw people jumping in to save lives. It’s no accident there are more churches than there are schools. These deadbeat grifters collected tax free donation should at least cough up to help their parishioners in times of need not just giving fucking sermon at the churches.

      • shellback

        If they are dry, have a roof, and a pipe organ, then they should be available as shelters.

        • LatrinaDiBucca

          Again, if there is no one able to get to the building to unlock the doors, the facilities are not ‘available’. If authorities can’t provide cots or bedding or food, the facilites can’t act as shelters. If no one can be onsite to be “responsible”, then the evacuees are basically left to their own devices as little more than squatters.

          I am avowedly atheist, and think that religious organizations should be taxed; but logcailly, these criticisms should be a bit more measured or they lose credibility.

          Hold the accountable accountable.

          • djcoastermark

            Generally the pastor/priest/minister lives on site or very close by. So if the church is fine, I’m sure the manse/rectory is A-OK fine

          • Bad Tom

            Totally agree.

          • coram nobis

            Good points.

            County or state disaster agencies, and certainly the regional Red Cross, do have the requisite cots, food, water, porta-potties and other supplies to make these ad hoc shelters functional. But they do need to coordinate that.

            Still, a large facility like Osteen’s should have been on a list of potential shelters in the county or city disaster plan.

          • melllt

            Sorry, I’m not buying what you’re trying to sell. Harvey wasn’t forecasted three hours before it started flooding Houston.
            The churches could have collected food, water and supplies in the days leading up to the storm so they could donate it to communities affected by the storm.
            I’m assuming, that there are more than one set of keys to the church, and that there are parishioners that would like to volunteer to help those in need, or might even need help themselves.
            I’m also assuming that most churches have bathrooms and kitchens and aren’t simply tents set up in a field.
            And if my house was flooded, a dry space with a roof is better than nothing.
            Logically, a tax exempt organization, that is supposedly set up as such because it helps those in the community in need, should be prepared to do just that.
            And not just throw out excuses that things might get messy, or their church is overrun by people that are not “responsible”.

      • CottonBlimp

        To quote Stephen Fry, “then WHAT are you FOR!?”

        These churches get every break and special privilege imaginable, and it’s all done with the assumption that benefiting churches benefits the community as a whole, but time and time again we see that there will never be a return on that investment.

    • John Ruff

      They may have been under water. I hate to say it, but, don’t just assume.

    • Treant

      Some were undoubtedly flooded themselves, I’ll give those a free pass.

      But yes, it’s “obvious” that in times of trouble (even simple personal trouble) your local church should be open to assist you. Somehow, they never seem to be…

      • djcoastermark

        Can’t have all those people sleeping all over the place. Where are all the sunday tithers gonna sit?

    • Jay Silversmith

      but, but joel osteen gave them a list of other churches to go to so his carpets wouldn’t get muddy.

  • LatrinaDiBucca

    If Melanoma is the Third Whore, does that make Huckleberry the First Hand?

  • Ken M

    He got wetter in DC waiting to leave, than he got in TX with over 50″ of flood waters around him. Too bad he didn’t actually see any of it.

    • LatrinaDiBucca

      He should’ve been baptized in the flood waters. Maybe by Joel Osteen?

      • Ken M

        Need a soul to save a soul.

  • I do not want to scare people but a monster Hurricane, Irma, has blown up overnight in the Atlantic and anyone from Florida – Maine needs to pay attention for possible landfall in about 8 days. It is now category 2 but easily could be a category 5 by Sunday. This is turning out to be a very bad year. Don’t get alarmed please — it can veer out to the Atlantic or moves south, it is too early to tell. Updates are here.
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Irma
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4f57080c020c7d035da4d4b5f84873b26a3673707ec91646b5d734d8b48c6d06.png

    • John Ruff

      “Don’t get alarmed”? Then why tell us?

      • To pay attention — best to be prepared. Have your car filled up with gas if next week it may be in your area. The odds however of it hitting any particular city in the continental USA still are under 2% right now so don’t lose sleep over it. But if you are in San Juan PR you should be prepared. I am a regular on Weather Underground btw.

        • John Ruff

          Oh no! I love San Juan!

    • bambinoitaliano

      Pffffff. What climate change?! Just another normal hurricane season am I right?

      • Well, 2005 was a bad year — some research says that it is in 15 or 20 year cycles — but there definitely is an uptick this year. We have avoided a direct hit in the USA for 12 years by a major Hurricane. I personally think you are right, Hurricanes have gotten worst — and they seem to be popping up in areas (Brazil for example) where they were never recorded before.

        • Treant

          2005…2017…it’s almost like there’s a message of some sort there…But I guess we’d have to look at who was President and what sorts of policies were being enforced to see if any potential Greater Powers might have an issue with it…

    • Lumpy Gaga

      OMG! Are we witnessing firsthand the devastation caused by Irma now?

      • Treant

        We are. Millions of fish are being soaked by unstoppable flooding.

        • Oh those poor fishies! Won’t someone think of the fishies?

    • djcoastermark

      And Irma was only at 70 mph at the 7am reading. As of 11 am, jumped to over 100mph. That’s quick. Puerto Rico is sweating a bit today. She’s something to keep a very watchful eye on.

      • BobSF_94117

        Not only quick, but unusually early, unusually far out in the Atlantic.

    • clay

      Highly unlikely to stay in the Atlantic. Pretty much guaranteed to hit PR and the northern Lesser Antilles. A 2 in 3 chance of hitting Jamaica. A 1 in 3 chance of hitting Florida. A 1 in 3 chance of hitting DC. A 1 in 6 chance of doing the same thing Harvey just did to the Texas/Louisiana coast.

    • BobSF_94117

      Better buy some water.

    • Oh no! All those wee islands look to be right in the path of Irma, and they have no where to go to be safe. I’ve been to Antigua, wonderful country, fantastic people.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I have firsthand knowledge of Trump being an asshole.

    • Does he make you spew up bile like me? Seriously. I think about him too much and I get a horrible metallic taste in my mouth. I should market a line of something like Trump Tums. I think this is why the doctor suggested I might need something called Omeprazole come to think of it.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        He makes me want to UPCHUCK!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I have witnessed firsthand the horror and devastation of a once-great country going down the drain.

    (No, that wasn’t a joke.)

  • William

    Trump got a time out when he colored something similar on the Blue Room wall. The Horror!

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Yes Mr President it is a good time to buy property in Houston.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Trump towers, casinos, golf course among other things he likes to build. But still he will only visits his properties and whine about how much he lost instead of those who drowned.

    • BobSF_94117

      It’s a good time to buy construction companies in Houston.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Trump: “I saw a yellow puddle like that when I was in Moscow. But it didn’t have the green border on the outside.”

  • Ken M

    The biggest news on Trump all month has been his AZ rally. During the month the Country has experienced –
    1) Nazis, and their hatred, leading to a killing
    2) Threats of nuclear war
    3) The nations “worst storm in 500 years” and it’s continuing horrific results
    4) 2 Campaign rallies, AZ (after the Nazi killing), and MO, (less than 24 hrs after “seeing the horror and defistation first hand”)
    I know I’ve missed things, but this should be enough to keep twitter active through Sept. Can’t wait to see his 9/11 address, unless he has another rally planned.

    • Treant

      3) I think Katrina was actually worse, although Harvey involved more water in any given area. And Irma’s spinning up.

      5) I expect his 9/11 address to include, “Wow! All of you here! To see me!” Crowds will, of course, be far smaller than previous years, and he won’t do the normal ceremony in New York because he knows they hate him.

      • Tomcat

        Not according to death toll it wasn’t.

        • Tomcat

          And I can guarantee Harvey will be much more costly.

      • billbear1961

        They’re saying Harvey will cost the nation more than Katrina and Sandy combined.

        • Treant

          Even the storm grifting is bigger in Texas.

      • Tread

        Katrina’s death toll was ~1800 people. It’s approximately because the fucking Chimp in office then so badly handled the situation and the aftermath that no one really knows.

        • Ken M

          There is a massive concern as to who/what they will find when the flood water recede. A more than understandable concern. I haven’t seen much update on Louisiana.

  • billbear1961

    Is he being aggressively called out by the MSM for not speaking to victims and seeing the devastation in person?

  • Robert Adams

    Based on that criteria, I’ve had sex with every Playmate since collage.

    • Tomcat

      And you have the stuck together pages to prove it.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Tomcat

      Now I guess according to her, God will send another hurricane to punish because they elected a BLACK mayor.

    • billbear1961

      The right’s recklessly irresponsible denials are costing LIVES.

      And who is SHE–this toxic CLOWN–to talk about CREDIBILITY??

    • JCF

      “a racist scarecrow soaked in boxed wine and self-loathing”

      Why so complementary?

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    I have first hand experience of being shipwrecked on a tropical island with a skipper, a professor, a movie star, a millionaire and his wife, and Mary Ann.

    • Tomcat

      I can verify as I watched every week your exploits.

      • Leo Tallant

        I have the three season boxed DVD set to prove it!

    • CB

      I particularly liked it when you did a musical of Hamlet.

    • castaway

      We should get together sometime and compare stories!

  • Ken M

    He forgot to tell Cruz how he beat him. Opportunity lost. : )

  • Bluto
    • coram nobis

      She looks more like Natasha Fatale every day.

  • ceeenbee

    Now to fair, the puddles the shitgibbon and melanoma “waded” through did come up a 1/2″ on her stiletto heels and dampened her tootsies. The horror. Who Is going to clean the toxic waste line off of her shoes?

  • Ken M

    O/T sort of — Pence is in Corpus Christi, basically doing everything that Trump didn’t.
    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/08/31/vice-president-pence-headed-texas-thursday

    • Tread

      If all Pence is doing is handing out thoughts and prayers, he needs to just go back home.

      • DoctorDJ

        But, he’s got a really big basket of T&Ps to give out.

  • SilasMarner

    The asshole Orange one has no clue, absolutely no clue, as how to be a human being.

  • JWC

    No amount of press releases , explanations from his handlers, or any glossy pics showing an attentive (bored)Trump gazing at a map will change a thing His initial trip to Texas said it all, His total lack of empathy no handshake, shoulder hugs will forever be his legacy response to a persoanl crisis In his words “So sad”

    • Tor

      What is it?
      A flood survivor.
      I’m not going to touch that.

  • Bad Tom

    This bears repeating:

    Trump waited for a natural disaster to start so that people wouldn’t pay attention to his odious pardon of Joe Arpaio. What kind of a person does that?

    A monster.

    • Tread

      But he did it when the ratings would be huge! Don’t you understand?!

    • clay

      Tease. I was expecting bears.

  • Ken M

    What does Trump witness first hand? NO..I refuse to go there. yuckkk. : )

  • Todd Allis

    I am jut surprised he wasn’t actually looking at a map of the election. Or Middle Earth.

    • coram nobis

      “I was there firsthand, Gandalf, when the strength of Men failed. And their PR.”

      • Tor

        They probably Photoshopped the storm map in.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Never forget Bowling Green and pizzagate.

  • DesertSun59

    It’s amusing how Righties don’t understand what the phrase ‘first hand’ means.

  • DesertSun59

    Dr. Johan Galtun’s prediction about the demise of our empire by 2020 is still completely on target.

    He’s not missed a prediction yet.

  • Gianni

    The man is an inveterate liar and braggart. He makes up stuff, repeats it as often as possible, and believes it. When confronted with opposing statements and proof of his lies, he simply denies he ever said thus-and-such in the first place or just brushes off the facts as fake news from haters. The horror is that he is our President!

  • Bob Conti

    Sweet Jesus, take off that fucking hat!

  • Orly

    I watched “Platoon” a week or so ago. Therefore I witnessed first-hand the horrors of the Vietnam war.

    What a fucking moron.

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