If you’ve managed to turn your tired bloodshot eyes away from Westminster over the past week, you might have noticed that America has been enjoying an elemental struggle of a very different kind. Washington D.C. experienced “topical” storm Donald, a freakishly spiralling body of hot air that placed itself over a very difficult spot from which it then refused to budge.

It all began – as does so much these days – with a tweet. Trump took to Twitter to warn people about hurricane Dorian, a category 5 storm that was threatening the eastern seaboard. “In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated,” he wrote. “Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever.”