As Hurricane Harvey barrels towards Texas, and with forecasters predicting all but total devastation, Trump detractor Montel Williams politicized the impending disaster.
“Dear Trump supporters in Texas: Hurricane Harvey is not fake news, it’s real and it’s dangerous. Good time to ignore fake President Trump,” Williams tweeted.
Dear Trump supporters in Texas:
Hurricane Harvey is not fake news, it’s real and it’s dangerous.
Good time to ignore fake President Trump
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) August 25, 2017
The condescending tweet seems to paint Trump voters as dupes who only believe what the president tells them. Beyond that, it also doesn’t make sense for two reasons.
First of all, President Trump is taking the storm seriously and tweeted a warning about it to Texas residents.
“As #HurricaneHarvey intensifies – remember to #PlanAhead,” the president tweeted with links to agency websites that can help those affected.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2017
Does Williams want people to ignore that warning?
The second reason the dig doesn’t make sense is that Williams doesn’t appear to know how elections work and believes that somehow the president is fake.
Social media was not happy with the former talk show host’s snarky and stupid comment.
From a Texas conservative, non-Trump voter, let’s please not make a possible disaster into something political.
— Jacqueline (@jacqueline0429) August 25, 2017
Another Texan who didn’t vote for Trump, & she’s right. This is deadly serious. Leave politics out of it.
— Kat Dishman-Richards (@katdish) August 25, 2017
Very serious…..no need for ignorant comments about an act of nature that could take lives.
— Cowboy (@74Texan) August 25, 2017
Is POTUS now doing the weather? Is this the best you can do to try and insult him? Looks desperate bruh, very desperate.
— honorary blue check (@anthymspirit) August 25, 2017
What a B.S. tweet! Everyone is concerned about the hurricane! #Divisive
— SLO 1962 (@SLO1962) August 25, 2017
Did you really think that Texans who voted for Trump did not believe the hurricane was real until you sent this tweet out?
— Seth Jones (@SethJonesMusic) August 25, 2017
Politicizing a potentially natural disaster seems a bit childish. Couldn’t you just ask all affected to be prepared and safe?
— Rene Hesez (@ReneHesez) August 25, 2017
You just lost a supporter with this fairly sure you just lost the respect of MANY of the vets you supposedly try to help as well #DumbTweet
— Davie Norwood (@DavieNorwood) August 25, 2017
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