A Fire Department in Utah responded to requests to put out a firefighter calendar in a unique and hilarious way that has gone viral on Facebook.
"Naturally, we couldn't do it, cause #DadBod... but then the POTUS showed us that anything is possible when you use a Sharpie," The Kaysville Fire Department said in the Facebook post, according to KUTV.
In just over 24 hours, the post elicited more than 600 reactions and more than 200 comments, mostly positive — with such sentiments as “You all are awesome!” and “You win the internet today!”
The fire department even used the hashtag "Sharpiegate", in direct reference to President Donald Trump's widely criticized use of a Sharpie to show an altered map of the path of Hurricane Dorian. Indeed, both “sharpie” and “sharpiegate” are trending on Twitter after a recent video showed an old National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA forecast for Hurricane Dorian doctored to extend the cone over part of Alabama. This has obviously sparked a trend on the internet that’s quickly gaining momentum.
In addition to Florida - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever. Already category 5. BE CAREFUL! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2019
When asked by reporters about the map, Trump did not have an explanation.
“I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know,” he said. “I know that Alabama was in the original forecast,” he added, before claiming that there was a “95 per cent chance probability” that Alabama would have been hit by the hurricane.
When Trump used the Sharpie to further the path of Dorian over Alabama, meteorologists nationwide criticized the move as inaccurate while the internet ruthlessly mocked the President with the hashtag #SharpieGate.
Even after being rebuked by the National Weather Service, Trump continued to argue that it was initially possible for Alabama to be affected by Dorian, which left at least 20 people dead and leveled entire islands in the Bahamas over the weekend. Rather than acknowledge the mistake, Trump attacked reporters and kept claiming that Alabama was initially forecast to be in Dorian's path — culminating in the altered map appearing in an Oval Office briefing broadcast on Twitter.
Here are some of the best #SharpieGate tweets and memes:
As of this publication, the post from the Kaysville Fire Department has been shared more than 575 times with nearly 2,000 likes and hundreds of comments.