Former Canadian prime minister apologizes for tweet about Hurricane Dorian hitting Mar-a-Lago – Washington Examiner
After receiving backlash for saying she hopes Hurricane Dorian damages one of President Trump’s properties in Florida, former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell apologized on Friday and deleted the tweet.
In the original post, Campbell said on Thursday, “I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago” resort, the favorite get-away destination for Trump and his family. The president has also hosted world leaders there.
Forecasters expect Hurricane Dorian to hit Florida over Labor Day weekend as a “major” Category 4 storm, and Mar-a-Lago, which is located in Palm Beach, appears to be in its track.
A day after, Campbell deleted the tweet and apologized. “I have deleted my tweet about the hurricane & Mar a Lago and sincerely apologize to all it offended. It was intended as sarcasm-not a serious wish of harm. Throwaway lines get a life of their own on Twitter. I shd know better. Mea culpa,” she said.
I have deleted my tweet about the hurricane & Mar a Lago and sincerely apologize to all it offended. It was intended as sarcasm-not a serious wish of harm. Throwaway lines get a life of their own on Twitter. I shd know better. Mea culpa.
— Kim Campbell (@AKimCampbell)
August 30, 2019
Campbell was not alone among Twitter users in hoping the hurricane hurts Trump in some way, with others accusing Trump of canceling his trip to Poland out of fear for Mar-a-Lago’s well-being. Trump is instead sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place.
“To ensure that all resources of the federal government are focused on the arriving storm, I have decided to send our Vice President Mike Pence to Poland this weekend in my place. It’s something very important for me to be here,” Trump told reporters on Friday.