What, for any other President, would have been brushed off as a slip of the tongue, President Donald Trump has turned his false claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama into a week-long scandal.
Trump first made the incorrect claim in a tweet on September 1, despite updated maps showing that Alabama would feel none of Dorian's effects. The National Weather Service and others corrected him and Trump's fixation began.
Trump unleashed an angry tweet at ABC News's Jon Karl for questioning his claim. Days later, the president displayed an outdated official forecast, sloppily altered with black permanent marker to include Alabama.
Backlash immediately ensued, and how has Trump responded?
Yup, he's still tweeting.
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
Just as I said, Alabama was originally projected to be hit. The Fake News denies it! https://t.co/elJ7ROfm2p— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567714445.0
....Instead it turned North and went up the coast, where it continues now. In the one model through Florida, the Gr… https://t.co/OvkyDRpGEr— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567684136.0
And tweeting AGAIN.
I was with you all the way Alabama. The Fake News Media was not! https://t.co/gO5pwahaj9— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567714687.0
Even at the time of the writing of this article, Trump managed to tweet again in yet another rant.
The Fake News Media was fixated on the fact that I properly said, at the beginnings of Hurricane Dorian, that in ad… https://t.co/xbmq9l9POT— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567780186.0
....This nonsense has never happened to another President. Four days of corrupt reporting, still without an apology… https://t.co/XtV0pk3cIg— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567780186.0
....partner should start playing it straight. It would be so much better for our Country!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567780187.0
And yet again:
https://t.co/J3aTzBG7ao— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567805947.0
Girl, just shut up about it!
Trump is incessantly sharing outdated forecasts to prove himself right. Even if week-old forecasts indicated that the hurricane might brush the tip of southwestern Alabama, does that excuse the fact that Trump himself altered a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map (against federal law) to make the President look good?
What's more, he isn't even right, y'all.
This is too perfect. As I conjectured when all this clown show began, he misinterpreted the wind probability maps (… https://t.co/z2ZIgyqCig— Alberto Cairo (@Alberto Cairo)1567723421.0
@altNOAA @realDonaldTrump Why are there more lines than data sources in the legend? And they lack markers? Did some… https://t.co/bXdgKL9Ab6— Liem Bahneman (@Liem Bahneman)1567658066.0
@realDonaldTrump If you’re “with” Alabama, why did you take away $75 million allocated by Congress for military pro… https://t.co/ZaDePFwoyn— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene)1567735210.0
People are seriously so over it.
Either Trump is spending his days being an internet troll or he's really this unhinged. What a time to be alive. https://t.co/Z65Mvx53eX— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1567715104.0
The eye of a hurricane is literally right along the coast right now, as we speak. And I can't tweet out any storm… https://t.co/KDtbxXvreB— Eric Fisher (@Eric Fisher)1567715792.0
As the storm is literally battering the Carolinas, Trump is showing forecasts from Wednesday/Thursday of last week… https://t.co/kmTyluxX4l— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire)1567715325.0
Why can't you just stop???? 😱😵😡😡 https://t.co/va1gsQ5aGg— Irvina Randall (@Irvina Randall)1567717314.0
25th Amendment anyone?