At Florida Event Trump Joked That 'the Storm' Was 'Right Behind' Him and Everyone Had the Same Response
President Donald Trump held a round table in Florida on Friday to discuss the massive virus spike in the state as well as the fast-approaching Hurricane Isaias.
Trump boasted once again that the virus is under control despite the United States reaching over 150 thousand deaths and four million total cases.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis—another Republican leader who's been excoriated for his response to the virus—gave updates on the approaching hurricane, which is threatening at the very least to pummel Florida with tropical storm force winds.
Trump then gave his input on the storm.
Trump: and now we're just waiting for the storm and I guess it's right behind me, it's following me pic.twitter.com/dkjH1KNMjM
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) July 31, 2020
The President said:
"And now we're just waiting for the storm and I guess it's right behind me, it's following me."
Ahead of the 2018 midterms, Democrats hoped for a "blue wave" that largely came to pass as Democrats took back the House of Representatives and gained a larger number of seats in the Senate than expected.
Multiple polls show Democratic nominee Joe Biden leading Trump in the 2020 election, often by double digits. Several swing states show Biden ahead as well. The former Vice President even marginally leads Trump in typically red states like Georgia and Texas.
Trump's approval rating has plummeted since the resurgence of the virus in the South.
If numbers like these hold, people agree that Trump will indeed be met with a storm come November.
Damn right. There's a big storm coming for you. In November
— Roberta 🌴🏄🏽♀️ (@RobertaByTheSea) July 31, 2020
Unintended metaphor alert
— M. Resists (@AngryFedupVtr) July 31, 2020
He said something true. We are the storm and we're coming for him.
— Vote For Biden To Save Our Republic (@SMurray1000) July 31, 2020
But after Trump's unexpected victory in 2016, Democrats are anything but complacent.
1) IGNORE THE POLLS
2) TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO CHECK THEIR REGISTRATION AT https://t.co/u5dNTmK3dO
3) GIVE RIDES TO CLERKS OFFICE TO DROP OFF ABSENTEE BALLOTS SINCE TRUMP POSTAL SERVICE BOARD HAVE SLOWED THE MAIL
4) GIVE RIDES TO POLLS, TAKE BAG CHAIR TO POLL FOR LONG WAIT
— PROTEST & REGISTER TIL 11/3/20 (@TravelingUS) July 26, 2020
This isn't rocket science: if Dems show up at the polls, Biden will win in a landslide. Trump and the GOP's goal in the closing stretch is to suppress the vote. Like 2016 they will try to give you reasons not to show up/mail in your vote. Wait for it, & know it when you see it.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) July 29, 2020
If you believe that BIden is way ahead in the polls and even consider not voting because Biden will win, remember this. You want to vote so you can brag that you were part of the process to rid America of trump. Vote.
— American Veteran (@amvetsupport) July 24, 2020
The United States presidential election is on November 3rd—regardless of what the President says.