Late show host Stephen Colbert may be the most famous sailboat enthusiast in America whom you did not know owned a sailboat. He wrote a picture book Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane whose proceeds go to Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Micheal relief efforts. It is about Donald Trump’s visit to a beached sailboat in North Carolina after Florence. Below is the “movie” version:
The book description from Amazon says the following:
100% of The Late Show’s proceeds from this book go to hurricane relief.
Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane is a picture book made entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. It is the first children’s book that demonstrates what not to say after a natural disaster.
On September 19, 2018, Donald Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence. It was there he showed deep concern for a boat that washed ashore. “At least you got a nice boat out of the deal,” said President Trump to hurricane victims. “Have a good time!” he told them. The only way his comments would be appropriate is in the context of a children’s book—and now you can experience them that way, thanks to the staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Whose Boat Is This Boat? is an excellent teaching tool for readers of all ages who enjoy learning about empathy by process of elimination. Have a good time!
At Slow Boat Sailing we covered the worst impacts on boaters of the two most devastating hurricanes to boaters to hit the United States in 2018 in the following two videos about Category 4 Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Below is footage from New Bern, NC, after Hurricane Florence.
We also covered the devastation in Panama City and Mexico Beach, Florida after Hurricane Micheal.