The internet is trolling President Trump with various "Sharpie" memes after he presented a map during a Hurricane Dorian briefing that appeared to be altered with a marker.
As Hurricane Dorian continued on its path towards the U.S. over the weekend, leaving devastation and an increasing death toll in its wake, Trump decided to play his hand at being a weather forecaster.
It all started when Trump incorrectly tweeted on Sunday that Alabama would "most likely" be in the direct path of Hurricane Dorian.
In addition to Florida - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harde… https://t.co/G9N3uqS9Pd— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567349506.0
But within minutes, Trump's claim was quickly shot down by the National Weather Service.
Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Ala… https://t.co/tI2SqytJga— NWS Birmingham (@NWS Birmingham)1567350706.0
Instead of acknowledging his error and moving on, Trump instead opted to use an outdated map during a briefing in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon that looked altered to fit Trump's original prediction.
That moment you become the Fake News #HurricaneDorian #TrumpSharpie #Trump https://t.co/3O1qSCAQwy— Tito (@Tito)1567686135.0
After being called out for the edited map, Trump tried to defend it on Twitter adding:
"I accept the Fake News apologies!"
This was the originally projected path of the Hurricane in its early stages. As you can see, almost all models pred… https://t.co/BogxK40zE1— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567635831.0
Pretty soon, #TrumpSharpie and #SharpieGate started trending as people began sharing examples of how a permanent marker could fix all of Trump's problems.
@realDonaldTrump The biggest hands. #TrumpSharpie #TrumpDerangementSyndrome https://t.co/aFHnDwD9S9— CU-1 Gallery (@CU-1 Gallery)1567684608.0
Donald Trump is thrilled to announce he’s been added to Mount Rushmore. #sharpie https://t.co/fICENsMVia— @boopumpkins (@@boopumpkins)1567626329.0
Got Greenland! #sharpiegate https://t.co/oLSZMcdrT0— Magnus Hammar (@Magnus Hammar)1567667744.0
And there was no shortage of awkward moments and claims to choose from.
After today Trump FINALLY found a way to prove he had a large attendance at his inauguration. #Sharpie #sharpiegate https://t.co/cxtJJKpasu— Hard 2 Follows (@Hard 2 Follows)1567631117.0
Trump releases photo to show he’s taller than Obama. https://t.co/U4K7C4MzQI— Schooley (@Schooley)1567629408.0
They took the airports #TrumpSharpie #sharpiegate https://t.co/gmD0SKlmUG— Stephen W. Hudson (@Stephen W. Hudson)1567686427.0
BREAKING: White House releases revised 2016 Election Results #TrumpSharpie https://t.co/0LqTiObeRY— Craig Sherman (@Craig Sherman)1567686183.0
@Rschooley OMG! He was right about wind energy! #TrumpSharpie https://t.co/hmSkVaC2pW— Julie Beach (@Julie Beach)1567636772.0
OMG! The White House released a new photo of President Trump golfing. #sharpiegate #sharpie https://t.co/BZz1lUUUqL— Mark Novata (@Mark Novata)1567629171.0
Trump is such a family man. Just look at him spending quality time with his grandkids. #sharpiegate https://t.co/K5kpkGJ07D— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt Fed Employee)1567648859.0
Who said you can’t fix your marriage with a sharpie... 🖊 #TrumpSharpie https://t.co/fAcLfcwjbl— Jesus Chrysler (@Jesus Chrysler)1567699063.0
And while we're add it, maybe we can use this magic Sharpie to our advantage.
@magnushammar https://t.co/GaRyaDtt13— Steve Hamilton (@Steve Hamilton)1567694763.0
Harold and his purple crayon would certainly be proud.
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