Trump Wettest In Terms of Water Florence Video


‘One of the wettest… from the standpoint of water’ is everyone’s favorite new Trump meme

People thought his description was odd.


Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 19, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 6:09 am CDT

President Donald Trump is heading to North Carolina today to survey the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has claimed the lives of 37 people.

Ahead of his trip, the president praised the first responders and people who live in the areas affected in a video posted to his Twitter account. However, Trump’s description of the hurricane being one of the “wettest” storms in history “from the standpoint of water” caught the eye of many Twitter users.

“This is a tough hurricane,” the president said in the video. “One of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water. Rarely have we had an experience like it. It certainly is not good.”

In the video, Trump also thanked FEMA, the Coast Guard, and the military for doing “such a great job with a very difficult situation.”

While some Twitter users were perplexed by the way the president described the hurricane, others mocked it by placing it against other notable quotes from past presidents like John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Others couldn’t believe that “one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water” made it past editing by administration staffers.

As part of the president’s trip today, he will visit Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, where NPR reports he will meet with officials in a roundtable briefing.


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*First Published: Sep 19, 2018, 10:55 am CDT