Dem Rep. Alcee Hastings Jokes About President Trump Drowning In The Potomac River

REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
Font Size:

Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings made a disturbing joke during a rally on Sunday about no one trying to save a drowning President Donald Trump.

Hastings was speaking at a rally in Sunshine, Florida. when he repeated a joke he heard from Ari Silver, the son of former Florida state legislator Barry Silver.


“I will tell you one joke,” Hastings said. “Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe?”

“‘A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,'” Hastings said, retelling the joke. “‘And a catastrophe is anybody saves his ass.'”

The crowd cheered and whooped in delight at the joke.

 Follow Amber on Twitter