David Simon Mar-a-Lago

HBO’s David Simon Fights With Random Trump Supporters After Commanding God to Destroy Mar-a-Lago

Hollywood heavyweight David Simon on Saturday said that a “just and righteous” God would send Hurricane Dorian to lay waste to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. 

Simon, best known as the creator of HBO’s Baltimore police drama “The Wire,” expressed hope that ― with divine direction― the massive hurricane would”pick all of Mar-a-lago up by the roots” and hurl it across Florida “on top of Doral and its every last bedbug.”

Trump owns a luxury golf resort in Doral, Florida, which last week was the subject of what Trump dismissed as a “false and nasty rumor” of a bedbug infestation.

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Simon was one of a number of prominent Twitter users who led cheers in response to news that Dorian was headed toward Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. Notably, Kim Campbell, a former Canadian prime minister, on Wednesday tweeted: “I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago!,” suggesting Trump deserved it because of his “climate denial.”

Amid backlash, Campbell initially defending her tweets and suggested her critics “don’t get snark.”

For his part, Simon responded angrily to his critics. Addressing them as “fucknuts,” he accused them of “a flatlining sense of humor and some manufactured outrage.”

Simon has been a vocal Trump critic, including in response to the president’s recent insults of Baltimore. In 2018, his Twitter account was suspended after he wished death on a Trump supporter.

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On Saturday, Trump brushed off any threat to Mar-a-Lago.

“Look, Mar-a-Lago can handle itself.  That’s a very powerful place,” he said. “The thing I’m worried about is the state of Florida.”

Updated projections of Hurricane Dorian’s path now have it staying just off the U.S. coast, sparing a direct hit to the mainland.

 

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