Jennifer Lawrence Blames President Trump for Hurricanes Irma, Harvey-Mostly Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Actress Jennifer Lawrence blamed President Trump for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, claiming the storms were Mother Nature’s retribution for American voters electing Trump president.
Jennifer Lawrence didn’t directly blame President Trump for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey — but she attributed the storms to climate change and those who deny that it’s caused by human activity, which would include Trump.
Lawrence made the comment while promoting her movie “Mother!” with Channel 4 in the U.K. When the interviewer said that there’s been a general “end of days feeling” around the world, Lawrence’s evoked climate change in her response:
It’s scary, and this new language that’s been forming, I don’t even recognize it. It’s been proven, through science, that climate change is due to human activity. We continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting. And we voted, and it was really starting. Watching these hurricanes now it’s hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel mother nature’s rage or wrath.
Lawrence didn’t refer to Trump by name, and her full remarks seem to imply that she was trying to convey that recent hurricanes were Mother Nature’s “rage or wrath” for inactivity on climate change among U.S. leaders and voters. While Trump has been a climate change skeptic, Lawrence appeared to be referring to all of them, not just Trump. That’s why we’re calling claims that Lawrence said Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey were Mother Nature’s punishment for electing Trump “mostly fiction.”
Lawrence did speak specifically to Trump later in the interview when asked about the “time of huge division” in the United States. Lawrence said, “It’s really polarizing and upsetting. I’ve seen and heard things on TV in my own country that devastate me and make me sick. It’s really confusing.” Then, when asked by the interviewer if she finds Trump confusing, Lawrence replied, “I don’t find him confusing. I think I know exactly what he is.” She didn’t expand on that.