WH Photo Claiming Trump Witnessed Harvey ‘First Hand’ Shows the President Staring at a Screen


After Donald Trump claimed he witnessed the “horror and devastation” of Harvey “first hand” in Texas, a photo was posted to his Instagram account that shows the president staring at a screen with a map — an exact opposite of what one would describe as “first hand.”

As the internet is known to do, Twitter roasted the president in snarky fashion by posting their own “first hand accounts” of historical events:

The hilarity of Trump’s Instagram post only increases, considering the president did not in-fact witness the “horror and destruction” of Harvey first hand — which matches his photo choice perfectly and disproves the caption.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to allegations refuting the president’s “first hand” claim by saying:

He met with a number of state and local officials who are eating, sleeping, breathing the Harvey disaster. He talked extensively with the governor, who certainly is right in the midst of every bit of this, as well as the mayors from several of the local towns that were hit hardest. And detailed briefing information throughout the day yesterday talking to a lot of the people on the ground. That certainly is a first hand account.

Dictionary.com defines secondhand as, “not directly known or experienced; obtained from others” — which is exactly what the president did, according to Sanders, in his clearly not-first hand account of Harvey.

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