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Former Canadian Prime Minister says she hopes Hurricane Dorian hits Mar-a-Lago

Campbell received instant backlash for the tweet.

FILE - This Nov. 21, 2018, file photo shows President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
FILE - This Nov. 21, 2018, file photo shows President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
Susan Walsh, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Hurricane Dorian is on track to hit Florida, and a former Canadian prime minister hopes it hits a certain club.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell said Thursday that she hopes the Category 3 storm has a “direct hit” on the Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, which is owned by President Donald Trump.

“I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago!” she tweeted on Thursday, according to Fox News.

Campbell received instant backlash for the tweet. But she doubled down hours later, criticizing Trump in a new tweet.

“As there are in Puerto Rico- sorry you don’t get snark- but Trump’s indifference to suffering is intolerable! Wd also help if he tackled climate change which is making hurricanes more destructive! Instead, he will remove limits on methane! Get a grip!” she wrote.

Trump skipped his trip to Poland so he could stay behind in the United States to brace for the storm. He said that the storm will “hit very hard” and “be very big,” according to The Washington Post.

“The winds seem to be building at a tremendous rate. It looks like winds are going to be unbelievably high,” Trump said in a video posted to Twitter. “Hopefully we’ll get lucky, but it looks to me that this time it’s heading in one direction, all indications are it’s going to hit very hard and it’s going to be very big.”

Florida is currently under a state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian is on course to make landfall across the entire state, according to CNN.

Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis said that residents need to prepare for what’s coming.

“Floridians need to be prepared,” DeSantis said, according to The Orlando Sentinel. “The bad news of the storm going slower is that that could potentially have some negative impacts once it reaches landfall, but you do have time before it reaches to prepare if you have not done so.”