Kim Campbell, the former prime minister of Canada, has apologized for tweeting that she was rooting for Hurricane Dorian to hit President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Campbell caused controversy with her Wednesday post about “rooting for a direct hit” on the venue.
On Friday, she tweeted an apology “to all it offended” and announced she had deleted the comment.
“It was intended as sarcasm-not a serious wish of harm,” wrote Campbell, who became Canada’s first female prime minister in 1993 and who has previously called Trump a “motherfucker.”
“Throwaway lines get a life of their own on Twitter,” she added. “I shd know better. Mea culpa.”
I have deleted my tweet about the hurricane & Mar a Lago and sincerely apologize to all it offended. It was intended as sarcasm-not a serious wish of harm. Throwaway lines get a life of their own on Twitter. I shd know better. Mea culpa.
— Kim Campbell (@AKimCampbell) August 30, 2019
Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a potentially devastating Category 4 storm on Friday. It is predicted to begin skirting Florida on Tuesday.
This story has been updated with new information about Dorian’s path.
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