Democratic Congressman Opens Rally With Trump Death Joke

Rep Hastings
"That joke was a catastrophe..."

A Democratic Congressman warmed up a crowd at a rally–by making a joke about President Donald Trump dying.

At a rally in Sunshine, Florida, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Florida) made the horrifying joke, which he claimed he heard from the son of a Florida state legislator:

“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 at his joke.

Hastings has served in the House of Representatives since 1993.