Trump Hurricane Blame

PUBLISHED: 3:58 PM 14 Sep 2018

Post Claims Trump ‘Complicit’ In Hurricane

The op-ed article implied that it’s Donald Trump’s fault that Florence is barreling toward the East Coast.

The Washington Post’s editorial board recently published an opinion piece suggesting that President Donald Trump is at least partly responsible for Hurricane Florence (pictured above).

Ever since President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, many would agree that the authoritarian left has been determined to blame him for almost everything.

Just recently, for example, the liberal press apparently claimed that President Trump is responsible for Hurricane Florence as if he can somehow control the weather, but isn’t responsible for the booming economy. And, other sources seems to be jumping on the bandwagon too. 

Specifically, the editorial board at The Washington Post, which is a well-known anti-Trump news outlet, published an op-ed earlier this week suggesting that the president is “complicit” for the dangerous hurricane currently barreling toward the East coast.

“When it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit,” opined the editorial board near the beginning of the article.  

In an attempt to try and clarify what they meant by this, they went on to state, “he plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. It is hard to attribute any single weather event to climate change. But there is no reasonable doubt that humans are priming the Earth’s systems to produce disasters.”

By saying this, they appear to be basically implying that because the president has expressed some logical skepticism on the topic and pushed back against leftist attempts to cripple the United States economy with immense regulations, he is somehow partly responsible for the damage caused by natural disasters, which many people recognize as being utterly absurd.

The editors then cited a paper that was written in part by Kevin Trenberth, a climate researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which is a federally funded science research center.   

“Harvey could not have produced so much rain without human-induced climate change,” claimed Trenberth in the paper.

“The ocean is warming up systematically,” added the climate researcher, noting, “it is the strongest signal of global warming.”

Even if all of this is true, however, many understand that it would not mean the country should, therefore, impose crippling regulations on the economy. In fact, doing so may actually end up causing more harm in the long run than good, which is why the president was met with a massive amount of praise when he decided to formally pull out of the Paris climate agreement shortly after taking office.

Despite this, after bringing up the paper written by Trenberth, the editorial board then bashed President Trump for recently rolling back what many agree are burdensome climate regulations.

“With depressingly ironic timing, the Trump administration announced Tuesday a plan to roll back federal rules on methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is the main component in natural gas. Drillers and transporters of the fuel were supposed to be more careful about letting it waft into the atmosphere, which is nothing more than rank resource waste that also harms the environment,” complained the editors.

“The Trump administration has now attacked all three pillars of President Barack Obama’s climate-change plan,” they added as if to suggest that doing so was a bad thing.

Before concluding, they stated, “the president has cemented the GOP’s legacy as one of reaction and reality denial. Sadly, few in his party appear to care.”

Unsurprisingly, the opinion piece was subsequently met with extremely sharp criticism.

When asked about the article shortly after its publication, for instance, conservative strategist Chris Barron told reporters that the mainstream media regularly “finds new ways to embarrass themselves and further erode Americans confidence in them.”

To clarify his point, Baron said, “this column is so absurd it should be coming from The Onion, not the Washington Post. To the extent that climate change is happening, it is a global phenomenon that has been occurring for decades and decades. The media won’t give Trump credit for the economy but they will blame him for a hurricane. You can’t make this stuff up.”

Basically, by saying this, Baron was mocking liberals for essentially blaming Trump for everything bad that happens while also refusing to give him credit for anything good that happens.

Sadly, it is not uncommon for President Trump and others in his administration to be attacked by those on the left.

Several days ago, for example, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) slammed President Trump and appeared to celebrate threatening those who support him while speaking at an event in California that was hosted by the Stonewall Young Democrats.

Disturbingly, Rep. Waters not only bashed the president and those who support him but also reiterated her call for impeachment. In addition to Trump, she made it clear that she also intends to impeach others in his administration, such as Vice President Mike Pence.

Waters also, quite shockingly, spoke out against Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for issuing an apology to Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the multitude of people who incessantly interrupted the recent hearings that took place to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

A couple of weeks prior to that, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), a former federal judge who was impeached for purportedly accepting a bribe and later committing perjury about it, joked that it would a “catastrophe” if Trump were drowning in the Potomac River and someone were to save him.

And before that, former President Barack Obama gave a speech in South Africa where he spoke out against national leaders who “completely make stuff up” and claimed that undermining facts could result in the “undoing” of democracy, which countless people perceived as being directed at President Trump.   

The former president also seemed to suggest that when Trump repeatedly tries to correct false and misleading statements about his administration, he is actually just doubling down on lies.