WaPo Cartoonist Writes Op-Ed Blaming Trump for Hurricane Florence

Nick Kangadis | September 12, 2018
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I guess the Washington Post was trying to get ahead of the “Blame-Everything-on-Trump” bandwagon before Hurricane Florence hits the U.S. in the coming days. I absolutely knew that the media, Hollywood and politicians would eventually find different ways to blame President Trump for this storm, but I didn’t think it would happen ahead of its landfall.

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tom Toles tried his hand at writing on Tuesday, and judging by his content, he should stick to making doodles.

Toles wrote an op-ed for The Post entitled, “Yes, you can blame President Trump for Hurricane Florence.” Toles goes into a bunch of climate change talking points that have been around since before Trump even announced his candidacy for the Oval Office.

There’s a disclaimer at the top of Toles’ op-ed stating, “No, President Trump did not create Hurricane Florence all by himself. With that out of the way, here’s the case for blaming him anyway.”

Toles lists different weather events and how all of these strong storms are going to become “the norm.” However, according to a 2011 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report, only five of the top 40 deadliest “tropical cyclones” have occurred in the last 50 years, with the deadliest being the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 (approx. 8,000-12,000 deaths).

Granted, there’s much better safety measures now than there was over 50 years ago, but the numbers are still the same. The human race has always had strong storms and will continue to for the rest of time.

“Now think about famine and uncountable refugees fleeing starvation and then overwhelming and destabilizing every country they attempt to get into. Had enough YET?” Toles wrote. “If not, then Trump is definitely the president for you.”

But, but, but I thought that liberals want as many refugees as possible to enter the U.S.? Toles’ fatal flaw is his appeal to the emotions of his readers instead of providing very much substance in his opinion.

The climate change fanatics talk about it like they can play God and change the weather. Listen, “Mother Earth” is a woman, as evidenced from the nickname. But, have you ever tried telling a woman what to do? All I can say in response to that is, ‘good luck!’