Political filmmaker Michael Moore, one of President Donald Trump’s most critical opponents, posed a question on his Twitter feed in the context of Hurricane Irma that was quickly answered by Donald Trump Jr.
Moore asked, “Has he opened up Mar-a-Lago as a shelter yet?” The “he” in that tweet is referring to President Donald Trump.
But Donald Jr. was quick to point out the obvious flaws in Moore’s rhetorical question.
“It’s on an island on both the ocean & intercostal and in a mandatory evacuation zone. Probably not the best idea, but you know, narrative!” he shot back.
It should be noted, however, that Moore’s tweet was sent the night before Florida Gov. Rick Scott clearly stated, “if you are in an evacuation zone, LEAVE NOW.”
Donald Trump Jr.’s response to Moore happened on Saturday.
Either way, Moore’s idea of setting up a shelter in an imminent disaster zone — on an island, no less — and his presumable hope that Trump wouldn’t open Mar-a-Lago so his tweet would score some political points fell way flat.
The internet response reflected this.
As Mediaite noted, it was announced Friday that three private Trump properties, including The Mar-a-Lago Club, Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter would be closed for reasons of security, as recommended by local and state officials.
“Our teams at our four properties in Florida are taking all of the proper precautions and are following local and Florida State Advisories very closely to help ensure that everyone is kept safe and secure,” a club spokesman said in a statement then. “Our three private properties in Florida – The Mar-a-Lago Club, Trump International Golf Club, Palm Beach and Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter have all been closed.”