As any reasonably knowledgeable person knows, the devastating hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005 while George W. Bush was president. The outrage over the then administration’s handling of the disaster was widely covered by both national and international media.
However, reacting to the news that Trump would fly to Texas and address Hurricane Harvey, bots on Twitter began to post about how Obama did absolutely nothing during Katrina. In fact, he was playing golf.
It didn’t take long for Trump supporters to chime in:
Barry's tweet = Good, Action, Leadership!
Trump tweet = Bad, Inaction, Incompetent!
Barry was golfing during Katrina. Get it together.
— sascha gray (@homiedonplaydat) August 29, 2017
Now, a little reminder, once again: Obama was not the president at that point in time. A Democrat was not the president:
Katrina: Aug 2005
Obama: Sworn in as POTUS Jan 20, 2009
Congratulations, you’re officially the dumbest bastard on Twitter pic.twitter.com/ydJlZm1gVx
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) August 28, 2017
However, it appears that there are too many people who don’t know this:
He didn't go golfing like Obama did during Katrina #MAGA
— JosephMarina310 (@648_310) August 29, 2017
And, they followed along, anything that seems bad about Obama must be true:
We have a better leader this time to tackle events of this magnitude. Obama was playing golf during Katrina
— Jorge (@JorgePo40586036) August 29, 2017
Then the deletions began, as people started to realize that laughter was directed at them, not with them:
I decided to search "Obama" and "Katrina" to see if there were people who thought he was president then, and… yep. https://t.co/s63DI8QJRT
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 28, 2017
But, the internet doesn’t let you forget that easily!:
Idiots. OBAMA WAS NOT PRESIDENT DURING KATRINA. pic.twitter.com/ENwiE9FyD0
— Jen 💁🏼⚖️ (@ellewoodsruns) August 29, 2017
Even if then senator Obama was playing golf during Hurricane Katrina, it isn’t all that outrageous. It’s pretty certain that a senator from Illinois wouldn’t really have been welcome in New Orleans back then, either.
This isn’t the first time Trump supporters show their ignorance, and we have real reason to believe that these posts were not all by fake “bot” accounts, as shown in this Daily Show clip:
Wait! Maybe Obama is secretly Kim Jong Un? That would be something!
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