Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell wrote in a tweet Wednesday that she was "rooting for a direct hit" by Hurricane Dorian on President Donald Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago. Dorian could be as large as a Category 4 hurricane by the time it makes landfall in Florida.
The president is not expected to be in Florida when the storm hits.
What did she say?
Quote tweeting a tweet by Earth Institute's Andrew Revkin about how bad the storm was getting, Campbell quipped, "I'm rooting for a direct hit on Mar-a-Lago!"
When another Twitter user asked Campbell, "What the heck is wrong with you?" and noted that "there are real people who live and work there," she responded: "As there are in Puerto Rico — sorry you don't get snark — but Trump's indifference to suffering is intolerable! W[oul]d also help if he tackled climate change which is making hurricanes more destructive! Instead, he will remove limits on methane! Get a grip!"
She also claimed that if Mar-a-Lago were hit by Hurricane Dorian, Trump would "be quick with FEMA funds and still have no empathy for [Puerto Rico]!"
On Thursday night, Campbell tweeted a story from The Hill that noted that Mar-a-Lago could very well be hit by the storm and said, "And no, I don't wish anyone, anywhere, the horror of being hit by a Category 4 Hurricane. But not everyone can have the protection of a fortress like Mar a Lago, built to be hurricane-proof! Trump will not bear the cost of his immoral abdication of the climate challenge!"
Later that same night, Campbell quote tweeted another tweet about the intensity of the storm, saying, "Well, we will see if Mrs. Post's design can stand up to the assault! I know Palm Beach well and am sorry if it gets a big hit. I wish I c[oul]d believe that it w[oul]d shake up Trump's climate change denial! Only today his admin has removed reg[ulation]s to limit methane — a worse [greenhouse gas] than CO2!"
"Mrs. Post" is a reference to Marjorie Merriweather Post, who had Mar-a-Lago built in the 1920s.
Who is Kim Campbell?
Campbell was prime minster for barely half a year: From June 1993, when she was appointed to that role after Prime Minister Brian Mulroney retired, until November 1993 when her party lost the Canadian election. She was the country's first female prime minister.
Despite the call for a natural disaster to strike people she believes to be politically repulsive, Campbell is a trustee of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at King's College London.