Wednesday afternoon’s headlines — in particular, HuffPo’s TRUMP TO PLANET: DROP DEAD — pretty much said everything progressives had to say following President Trump’s announcement that the United States would be pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord.
We get it: Earth is doomed because the U.S. pulled out of an agreement that, as MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes succinctly pointed out, “QUITE LITERALLY IMPOSES NOTHING” and yet was humanity’s last chance for survival.
While plenty on social media swore they felt the temperature rise several degrees as Trump made his announcement, New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi noted the “incredible timing” of this press release from the Department of Homeland Security.
Incredible timing on this press release: pic.twitter.com/V2kto5iBBp
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) June 1, 2017
Oh boy… https://t.co/gqJwgj3IMV
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) June 1, 2017
OMGZ, Trump's causing hurricanes y'all!! We're all gonna die!! 🙄
— Jay Dubb (@MidasRex1998) June 1, 2017
Whoa — on the very same day that Trump said “Screw you” to the entire planet, DHS was announcing the release of its hurricane preparedness video. Is that incredible timing, or is that incredible timing?
…because hurricane season starts today?
— Tim Broumley (@Tim_PT) June 1, 2017
Well, that’s what they’d have you believe. As the release begins, “Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly released a video to kick off the official start of hurricane season, which begins today, June 1st.”
Yeah, not like this happens every year on the same da…uh…never mind.
— Ben Crystal (@Bennettruth) June 1, 2017
It's a preparedness video.
They release it every year.
— TANSTAAFL (@TANSTAAFL24) June 1, 2017
— AW (@ArtbyAWOHS) June 1, 2017
Why? Because it's hurricane season? Or b/c Obama's newly trained climate terrorists now have their excuse to become violent? #ParisAgreement
— Nelle Beane 🌹 (@BeanNellerBean) June 1, 2017
Whatever the reason, be sure to pay especially close attention to this year’s video, now that the hurricanes know there’s no Paris Agreement to hold them back.
May the storms eradicate the entire southland…they will have Donald Trump, their Lord and Savior, to thank!! Poetic justice.
— N8 Bro (@holesinmyshoes) June 1, 2017
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SERIOUSLY!? Dana Loesch (and MANY others) floored by what Grist justice writer blames for hurricane strike on Haiti https://t.co/N8Q9CmIgHC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 7, 2016