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From the Standpoint of Water refers to a series of jokes and memes about United States President Donald Trump referring to Hurricane Florence as "one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water."
On September 18th, 2018, President Trump shared a video regarding Hurricane Maria. In the video, he said, "This is a tough hurricane. One of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water. Rarely have we had an experience like it. It certainly is not good." Within 24 hours, the tweet received more than 15,000 retweets, 64,000 likes and 16,000 comments (shown below).
Following the post, podcaster Tommy Vietor retweeted the video and captioned it, "one of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water." The post received more than 8,700 retweets and 33,000 likes in 234 hours (shown below, left).
Twitter user @Phil_Lewis_ tweeted, "When you're trying to finish an essay and you need to hit that word count." Within 24 hours, the tweet received more than 1,500 retweets and 4,100 likes in 24 hours (shown below, center).
Throughout the day, people continued to make jokes about the comment (example below, right).