National Weather Service Called Trump Out for Falsely Claiming Alabama Could Be Hit by Dorian, and Trump Claims He Was Right All Along

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As Hurricane Dorian approached the continental United States, a Sunday morning tweet from President Donald Trump spurred confusion and concern.

The President said that Alabama would "most likely" be hit by the hurricane.

Twenty minutes later to the minute, the Birmingham, Alabama National Weather Service tweeted definitively that, contrary to the president's tweet, Alabama would "NOT see any impacts from #Dorian."

Despite this correction, Trump continued to make the claim again to reporters.

When ABC News White House correspondent Jon Karl expressed skepticism in his report of the President's baseless claim, Trump predictably lashed out on Twitter on Monday, calling Karl a "lightweight."

Trump claimed that original scenarios showed that he was "in fact correct" in telling Alabamans they were in Dorian's path. He did not elaborate on these scenarios. No models have shown Dorian as a threat to Alabama.

Twitter did not take kindly to Trump's spreading of misinformation.

Others took their concerns directly to the President's replies.

Trump cancelled a planned state visit to Poland to prioritize the impending damage from Dorian. He was recently spotted golfing at his club in Virginia.

Dorian is currently approaching the coast of Florida.


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