Hurricane Dorian is picking up steam and headed toward Florida, having narrowly landfall in Puerto Rico. The island territory of the U.S. had become a recent rhetorical punching bag for President Donald Trump, but now Dorian is on a path that takes it right toward Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort. Just days ago, Axios reported that on more than one occasion, Trump has asked military advisers if hurricanes can be blown up using nuclear weapons.
In a new, snap poll conducted by this publication in conjunction with polling company We Poll You So Hard, the overwhelming majority of Americans surveyed supported the president’s idea of attacking hurricanes with nukes, now that one is headed right toward his beloved South Florida property. According to the results, 75% of Americans, and roughly 65% of registered voters think Trump should try to knock down Dorian with a nuclear missile or bomb, provided it is still on a trajectory with Mar-A-Lago in its path.
Printed below is a selection of the responses we received on this extremely real and scientifically conducted poll.
Biff Buffington, 35, Port Hominy, Rhode Island — “I say he should go for it. I mean, either the nuclear bomb works and the hurricane blows up, or it won’t and Mar-A-Lago gets nuked. Sounds kind of like a win/win to me.”
Christine Katherine, 39, Boat Cove, Montana — “Hell yeah. Drop that nuke, Donny. I’m sure everything will be just fine. You never have any consequences for your actions anyway, so I’m sure the bomb will just bounce off the hurricane and land on Hillary’s front porch, with your absolutely insane luck.”
Susan Carolsby-Winkleston, 44, Shepherd’s Peak, Ohio — “Well, it’s a Trump business. It was going to implode at some point anyway. So I guess it’s just as fitting that it blow up instead.”
Collette Michaleson, 7, Shoreline, Utah — “If that fat, tubby, racist sack of shit does nuke Dorian, I hope he at least has the decency to mount the nuclear bomb and ride it to Hell like Slim Pickens. Yes, I know that a seven year old making a reference to Dr. Strangelove is a big of a stretch, but if you’ve made it this far and haven’t either a) figured out what’s up or b) suspended your disbelief enough already, I can’t fucking help you, fam.”
Jim McJameson, 31, Glen Springs, Colorado — “Oh man. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man. Oh-ho-ho-ho mannnnnnnnnnnnnn, do I want him to try it now! Imagine it. The guy who denies climate change is a thing trying to nuke a hurricane, and instead nuking his dumb resort? Yeah, that’d be pretty sweet.”
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