Donald Trump Jr. is very upset that Hurricane Beryl has a “nonbinary” name

Donald Trump Jr. is a balding white man with facial scruff in a blue blazer on a morning talk show.
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Donald Trump Jr. is being ridiculed online for yet another social media post that proves how dumb and heartless he really is.

Over the weekend, the eldest son of former president and convicted felon Donald Trump took to X to post about Hurricane Beryl, a record-breaking storm that has pummeled the Caribbean for days.

On Saturday, the National Hurricane Center posted that Beryl was “expected to rapidly strengthen” and would “likely bring destructive hurricane-force winds and a life-threatening storm surge to portions of the Windward Islands.”

Trump, however, seemed unconcerned with the potential destruction and loss of life.

“Beryl?” he wrote in response to the NHC’s post. “Even our Hurricanes are gender non-binary now.”

X users were quick to blast Trump’s apparent ignorance, noting that the name is largely given to children who are assigned female at birth — to say nothing of the fact that hurricanes are meteorological phenomena and don’t have genders, regardless of what people name them.

“The name Beryl is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning ‘sea-green jewel,’” one user commented. “Dated British favorite that never caught on in this country, where Jade remains the green gem of choice. Interesting namesakes: British writer Beryl Bainbridge and British aviatrix Beryl Markham.”

Others, meanwhile, pointed out that the name Beryl has, in fact, been on the World Meteorological Organization’s list of potential storm names for decades.

WxRisk, a site that tracks weather conditions in major grain-producing areas around the world, responded to Trump’s post.

“The name ‘Beryl’ has been in use for the Atlantic since 1979, when 6 rotating alternating boy & girl lists of names were implemented by the [World Meteorological Organization],” WxRisk wrote.

“There’s nothing new about this,” the site added.

Hurricane Beryl has broken multiple records, becoming the earliest-ever Category 5 storm to form in the Atlantic thanks to rising ocean temperatures.

Since Trump’s June 29 post, Beryl has torn through the Caribbean, making landfall Monday on the Grenadine island of Carriacou where it reportedly “flattened” 98% of the buildings and killed at least three people. The storm also killed three people in Venezuela and on St. Vincent.

Beryl has since been downgraded to a Category 4 storm. The Associated Press reported that at least six people were killed after Beryl hit Jamaica on Wednesday.

According to The Weather Channel, the storm is expected to continue its destructive path through the Cayman Islands, and onto Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in the coming days, arriving in the Gulf Coast of Texas early next week.

Trump, meanwhile, has had nothing to say about the storm’s devastation.

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