President Trump is getting sick and tired of all these hurricanes, which he made abundantly clear on Wednesday during a meeting with the king of Jordan at the United Nations in New York.
“It’s just one after another,” Trump said. “We have a big one coming right now. I’ve never seen winds like this, Puerto Rico, you take a look at what’s happening there.”
Trump’s comments come as a mentioning of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning as a powerful Category 4 storm.
Maria is just the latest storm to cause widespread destruction, as it follows Hurricane Harvey’s causing historic flooding in Texas and Hurricane Irma slamming Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and sections of Florida.
What’s troubling is that forecasters say even more major storms are a possibility this hurricane season.
While Trump has received bipartisan approval for his administration’s response to the hurricanes, he has retained criticism from Democrats for not acknowledging a potential link between climate change and the frequency of intense storms. The president denied such a connection exists between the phenomenon, telling reporters that storms in the early 20th century were worse: “Well, we’ve had bigger storms than this.”
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