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Michael Moore Slams Trump For Not Using Resort As Shelter- Donald Jr. Humiliates Him

As Hurricane Irma drove residents out of their homes, many began to realize that it would be difficult and costly to find shelter. Michael Moore suggested a solution, but one member of the first family wasn't game.

Documentarian Michael Moore apparently got under Donald Trump Jr.’s skin when he asked whether his father was helping Hurricane Irma victims find a safe place to ride out the storm.

Referring to President Trump’s lavish golf resort in Florida, Moore wrote: “Has he opened up Mar-a-Lago as a shelter yet?” The president’s eldest son fired back Sunday night: “It’s on an island on both the ocean … and in a mandatory evacuation zone ... probably not the best idea, but you know, narrative!” The Daily Mail pointed out that the resort is on Palm Beach Island, a small strip of land that borders the ocean and the intracoastal waterway. Authorities evacuated the island’s entire population as the hurricane approached.

Moore was not the only person suggesting that Mar-a-Lago could serve as a refuge from the storm. Rick Castillo of Hollywood, Fla., told the Independent that the president “should be doing anything to help the public.” He continued: “When people need help, you either help or you turn your head. I think Trump is turning his head.”

A White House aide said the president, while visiting Camp David on Sunday, got a “comprehensive update” on Irma. Vice President Mike Pence and First Lady Melania Trump joined him at the presidential retreat in Maryland. Later in the day, upon returning to the White House, the president declared: “It’s a rough hurricane, as you (know) better than anybody.” He described the mammoth storm as “some big monster,” but added: “We may have been a little bit lucky in that it went on the west and it may not have been quite as destructive, but we’re going to see.”

At last report, Mar-a-Lago’s condition was unknown. Trump, who spent most weekends at the resort during the first few months of his presidency, recently has been going to Camp David instead. He did not indicate when he might travel to the hurricane-stricken region to console the victims and inspect the damage his property may have sustained.

According to NBC News, the hurricane had dissipated to a tropical storm by early Monday morning. Irma had pounded a large portion of Florida with torrential rain, winds exceeding 100 mph, and surges of ocean water up to 15 feet. More than 6.5 million people found themselves without electricity. Authorities are working to determine the death toll and assess the damage.

The middle of the storm finally began to leave Florida on Monday and move into southern Georgia. The destructive weather also may have been headed to eastern Alabama. Tornado watches were in effect from northeast Florida to South Carolina. Authorities in Florida began to reopen airports and highways Monday afternoon.

Irma hit the Florida Keys with gusts reaching 130 mph Sunday morning. After gaining strength as it crossed the Gulf of Mexico’s warm waters, the storm next made landfall on the southwest coast of the Florida mainland. The Naples area sustained some of the most severe damage. The hurricane was so huge, it also battered the state’s eastern shoreline. Residents of Miami and Fort Lauderdale dealt with widespread street flooding.

Source: Daily Mail
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