Canada’s former prime minister took to social media this week to tweet that she hopes Hurricane Dorian slams into President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Kim Campbell, who was prime minister of Canada for five months in 1993 and is an aide to current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tweeted Wednesday, "I'm rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago!”
Hurricane Dorian, which was a Category 2 storm on Friday morning, sporting winds of 105 mph, is forecast to strengthen to a Category 4 storm before making landfall along Florida's east coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The 5 a.m. Friday advisory from the NHC has the storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.
Campbell was quickly condemned by others on social media, who called the comment “evil” and “reprehensible.”
Campbell responded with a second tweet that she was sorry her critics “don’t get snark,” and that it would help if Trump “tackled climate change” because damage to the climate is making hurricanes more destructive.
“As there are in Puerto Rico- sorry you don’t get snark- but Trump’s indifference to suffering is intolerable! Wd also help if he tackled climate change which is making hurricanes more destructive! Instead, he will remove limits on methane! Get a grip!”
Trump often visits Mar-a-Lago on vacations and holidays. The estate, which was converted to a resort by Trump, was built by Marjorie Merriweather Post, the heiress to the Post cereal company.
The 62,500-square-foot mansion was built between 1924 and 1927, according to the members-only resort's website. It has 126 rooms and sits across the street from the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach.