A top Democrat joked about President Trump drowning in the Potomac River.
Over the weekend, Florida Democrat Representative Alcee Hastings spoke at a rally in Florida and told the alarming joke to the crowd.
The Daily Caller reports:
“I will tell you one joke,” Hastings said. “Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe?”
“‘A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,’” Hastings said, retelling the joke. “‘And a catastrophe is anybody saves his ass.’”
The crowd cheered and whooped in delight at the joke.
South Florida Sun Sentinel political writer Anthony Mann Tweeted Hastings “warms up” the crowd with the joke.
.@AlceeHastingsFL warms up Democratic rally in Sunrise with a joke about the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe.
Crisis: if @realDonaldTrump falls into the Potomac River & can’t swim.
Catastrophe: If “anybody saves his ass.”
— Anthony Man (@browardpolitics) August 19, 2018
The vile words from Hastings and other Democrats wishing harm to President Trump as a joke is irresponsible and reckless.
Just imagine the outrage if a Republican delivered a joke like that about former President Obama.
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