Former Canadian prime minister 'rooting' for Hurricane Dorian to hit Mar-a-Lago
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Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell said she hopes the Category 2 hurricane bearing down on Florida makes a “direct hit” on President TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE’s Mar-a-Lago resort. 

“I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago!” Campbell, the first woman to be Canada's prime minister, tweeted on Thursday. Her tweet came in response to another post that warned Florida was at risk as the hurricane strengthens.

Campbell apologized for the tweet on Friday, saying it was a throw-away line, that she should have known better and that she was deleting the tweet.

Earlier, Campbell had tweeted that she did not wish for anyone to be harmed by the hurricane.

Campbell, who has frequently criticized Trump over the issue of climate change, said not everyone in the hurricane's path would be in a "fortress" like Mar-a-Lago and that Trump would "not bear the cost of his immoral abdication of the climate challenge."

 

Campbell served as Canada's prime minister for a little more than four months in 1993.

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Florida is bracing for the Category 2 hurricane, which is threatening to do heavy damage on the state.

"It's going to impact the entirety of Florida, and residents need to be prepared," acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor told CNN on Friday. 

He said people in Florida should prepare immediately given the storm's 110 mph winds.

"So, take the time now ... to understand what your local risk is," he told CNN. 

According to CNN, the hurricane is expected to hit Florida within the next three days. By that time, Dorian could have already evolved into a Category 4 storm.

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The Tampa Bay Times reports that Dorian is expected to make landfall around Melbourne, Fla., which is 115 miles away from the president’s resort in Palm Beach.

Trump has warned Florida residents to prepare as the hurricane heads toward the coast.

"Hurricane Dorian looks like it will be hitting Florida late Sunday night," he tweeted Thursday.

"Be prepared and please follow State and Federal instructions, it will be a very big Hurricane, perhaps one of the biggest!" he added.

This story was updated at 1:31 p.m.