No doubt many liberals were hoping that Hurricane Irma would destroy Trump’s home in the Caribbean and provide justice for climate change believers.
Yet one local homeowner, Jack Fleishman, took a surprising photo that likely left many disappointed, according to USA Today. Trump’s home is almost perfectly intact, disproving the media’s doomsday predictions about Trump yet again.
The $17 million chateau is one of the few homes left unscathed by Hurricane Irma. Estimates say that nearly 95% of the town of St. Martin was destroyed by the hurricane when it struck last week.
Hurricane Irma was unbiased in its devastation. Million dollar homes and small shacks owned by locals were summarily demolished, leaving many homeless. So far, nine people on the French side of the island have been found dead.
Fleishman says it’s a mystery how Trump’s home managed to avoid the destruction with hardly a roof tile out of place. Fleishman is a co-owner of the neighboring Villa Mille Fleurs that was severely damaged by the hurricane.
It’s possible that, like Trump’s other property, Palm Beach’s Mar-a-Lago, which is used as a “winter White House,” this property was built to survive heavy storms and hurricanes. Though the condition of the second property is unknown, it has survived nearly 90 years of storms and hurricanes.
Not all celebrities were so lucky. Richard Branson, British billionaire who founded a number of “Virgin” companies, posted a tweet showing his home severely damaged by the hurricane, calling for humanitarian aid for the British Virgin Islands. “BVI needs a “Disaster Recovery Marshall Plan” after #Irma – short-term aid & long-term recovery & revitalisation.”
Branson said he and his staff barricaded themselves in his private wine cellar to avoid the destruction. “We felt the full force of the strongest hurricane ever in the Atlantic Ocean. But we are very fortunate to have a strong cellar built into Necker’s Great House and were very lucky all of our teams who stayed on island during the storm are safe and well,” he said.
Many on the Left are no doubt upset that Trump’s home is still standing. An article in Townhall showed a number of tweets and posts with leftists praying, wishing, and hoping that Hurricane Irma would destroy Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property. One even posted the property’s GPS coordinates and begged the hurricane to tear it apart.
Some have already jumped on the disaster as further proof of the supposed threat of climate change, according to The New York Times. They claim the size of the hurricane and the destruction it caused was fueled by man-made climate change.
Tomas Regalado, Mayor of Miami, told reporters of the Miami Herald: “This is the time to talk about climate change. This is the time that the president and the EPA and whoever makes decisions needs to talk about climate change. If this isn’t climate change, I don’t know what is. This is a truly, truly poster child for what is to come.”
Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, criticized such claims: “To have any kind of focus on the cause and effect of the storm versus helping people, or actually facing the effect of the storm, is misplaced. To use time and effort to address it at this point is very, very insensitive to the people in Florida.”
The hurricane failing to destroy Trump’s home could be seen as a metaphor for his presidency. Despite all the wailing and doomsday calls of the media, his works remain standing while others fall. This proved true during the election and it’ll prove true for the good that he continues to do and will do during his time as president.