Is Donald Trump our first AI president?
It's hard not to think so after seeing his truly weird interactions with several victims of Hurricane Florence during his visit to North Carolina to survey the storm's damage.
The pool report of the exchanges on Wednesday read like something written by a neural network trained to talk like a president, but, no, they actually happened.
— Emily Cochrane (@ESCochrane) September 19, 2018
Each moment is its own marvel, but most of the conversation revolves around a boat that ended up in someone's yard. During the course of the exchange, the president promises one homeowner to use the power of the presidency to track down the name of an insurance company... And then he congratulates them on the fact that a boat that didn't belong to them ended up on their property.
Puzzling, all of it.
You're all laughing at Trump but I would 100% support a law that if a boat crashes into your house, you own that boat. It is common sense and would add an element of fun and excitement to otherwise horrifying weather events. https://t.co/csMjxVzEIL
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) September 19, 2018
The President of the United States is wondering whether finders keepers is current law in the United States. https://t.co/gO4apHtOLs
— Betsey Stevenson (@BetseyStevenson) September 19, 2018
Not to be overshadowed, though, is the fact that one homeowner's dog is apparently named after Donald Trump — which lead to this excellent line: "Pool could not determine whether the name was Donald or Trump or Both."
It's all a lot to take in — and yet it's much better than his infamous paper towel throwing incident after Hurricane Maria.