September 15, 2017 8:15 am -

For a guy who supposedly takes in a lot of tee-vee, gets briefed daily on threats to the the nation’s security and safety, and and owns property in Florida, Donald Trump seems surprisingly uninformed about the fundamentals of tropical weather phenomena:

President Trump said on Thursday that he did not know hurricanes could be rated as high as a Category 5 after his visit to Florida, which is reeling from Hurrican Irma’s devastation.

“I never even knew a category five existed,” the president told reporters at the White House.

Trump was commenting on his visit to South Florida on Thursday, during which he met with victims of Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the state on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane.

Hurricane Irma was a Category 5 hurricane for three days and three hours, the second-longest for any storm on record.

The storm wreaked havoc on the Caribbean before continuing to Florida.

“It’s been a rough time for Florida,” Trump said, adding that his administration did an “A plus job” responding to the storm and its aftermath.

So says a D-minus denizen of the Oval Office. Remember, this is the guy who called Jeff Sessions an idiot.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.