From the Standpoint of Water

From the Standpoint of Water

Part of a series on 2018 Hurricane Florence. [View Related Entries]

Updated Sep 20, 2018 at 02:45PM EDT by Matt.

Added Sep 20, 2018 at 02:23PM EDT by Matt.

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From the Standpoint of Water refers to a series of jokes and memes about United States President Donald Trump referring to Hurricane Florence as "one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water."

Origin

On September 18th, 2018, President Trump shared a video regarding Hurricane Maria. In the video, he said, "This is a tough hurricane. One of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water. Rarely have we had an experience like it. It certainly is not good." Within 24 hours, the tweet received more than 15,000 retweets, 64,000 likes and 16,000 comments (shown below).[1]




Spread

Following the post, podcaster Tommy Vietor retweeted[2] the video and captioned it, "one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water." The post received more than 8,700 retweets and 33,000 likes in 234 hours (shown below, left).

Twitter[3] user @Phil_Lewis_ tweeted, "When you're trying to finish an essay and you need to hit that word count." Within 24 hours, the tweet received more than 1,500 retweets and 4,100 likes in 24 hours (shown below, center).

Throughout the day, people continued to make jokes about the comment (example below, right).

Several media outlets covered the reaction to the video, including The Daily Dot, [4] New York magazine,[5] Esquire[6] and more.


"one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water" Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 1:22 "One of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water." When you're trying to finish an essay and you need to hit that word count Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 1:22 "One of the wettest we've ever seen...from the standpoint of water." -Donald Trump *THIS HAS BEEN ANOTHER EPISODE OF D------- AQUAMAN** 0

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"One of the wettest we have ever seen , in terms of water." Look, I try to stay diplomatic and open- minded as much as I can when it comes to politics, but I have to say it; if you voted for him....well you're just a bit dumb. Donald J. Trump. @realDonaldTrump 1:22 Ok yeah he's an idiot but I have never seen someone so dissociated from reality. His empathy is so forced it's cringey to watch Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 1:22 Say what you like about Donald Trump, but at least he knows water is wet, especially when you take into account that it's water. Big water. Tremendous wet water, the wettest ever Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 1:22
Hire. A. Speechwriter. "...one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water." Il Oh, really? The video was pre-recorded. They could have re-shot, but didn't. That means this incoherent mess was Trump's most articulate take. Donald J. Trump 0@realDonaldTrump 1:22 Homie needs a very long nap after that hurricane Donald J. Trump Φ @realDonaldTrump 1:22 Such wet water Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 1:22

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