On Independence Day, Ridgecrest, California was the epicenter of a large-scale earthquake measuring 6.6 in magnitude — an event that happens maybe 100 times around the globe every year, and destructive enough to be considered the largest quake in two decades.
The massive tremor centered just north of Los Angeles set off hundreds of aftershocks, many reaching near 5.5 magnitudes themselves.
In response to the natural disaster, the President issued a series of heartfelt condolences and reassurances to the people of California, alerting them that help would soon be on the way and that each and every one of them was in the nation’s thoughts and prayers.
Okay, just kidding. He said something stupid, again:
Been fully briefed on earthquake in Southern California. All seems to be very much under control!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2019
That’s it. No well wishes, no promises of assistance, just the idiotic assertion that somehow an earthquake is “under control.” Sure, there are fires and gas lines all over the town have broken, and a hospital was evacuated and footage from inside buildings during the quake are all over YouTube and look scary as hell — but it’s “under control.”
In fact, as CNN was speaking to the Mayor of Ridgecrest, Peggy Breeden, she was experiencing yet another big aftershock while on the phone — at the same time that Trump was tweeting that nonsense about controlling earthquakes.
The internet was not having Trump’s bullshit.
Don’t forget your thoughts and prayers! They mean so much.
— Rich Randon (@Hazman29) July 5, 2019
Whatever you do, don’t blame the earthquake on San Andreas.
It wasn’t San Andreas’ fault.
But conspicuously absent from your tweet is any well-wishes for the residents of Southern California.
That’s YOUR fault.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 4, 2019
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) July 4, 2019
Thank goodness you’re not there! They don’t need paper towels!
— WhatsOnYourMind (@USAWhatHappened) July 5, 2019
You mean you didn’t tell them they should have raked their leaves?
— wisdomseeker 🌎 (@seekerwisdom1) July 5, 2019
Once again, Trump proved that he neither understands anything about almost anything nor gives two shits about California.
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