President Donald Trump sent Americans in a tailspin last week as he insisted that Hurricane Dorian was set to hit Alabama, following a correction from the Birmingham National Weather Service of his claim.
A series of angry tweets, a sharpie-edited outdated weather forecast, and a bizarre meeting between Trump and a Fox News reporter later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released an unsigned statement supporting Trump's claims that early trajectories indicated that the hurricane might have hit Alabama.
In Leaked E-Mail, Fox News Reporter Says Donald Trump Pulled Him Aside to Argue He Was Right About Alabama Being in Dorian's Path
It could have been just a misstatement had President Donald Trump been willing to simply apologize and move on.
Instead, Trump is still trying to vindicate his September 1 tweet, which said Hurricane Dorian would be headed for Alabama. It prompted a swift correction from the National Weather Service and a subsequent angry tweet. Days later, Trump gave updates on Dorian in the Oval Office, where he displayed a six day old map of Dorian's outdated trajectory. The cone of uncertainty in the graph was altered with black permanent marker to include Alabama. When asked to explain what it was, Trump said, "I don't know. I don't know. I don't know."
CNN Got Snarky With Trump's Press Secretary on Twitter After She Called Them Out For Misplacing Mississippi on a Map
On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump gave updates on Hurricane Dorian from the Oval Office.
He brandished a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) map that, instead of depicting the most recent trajectory of the hurricane, showed a six day old, inaccurate forecast. What's more, someone altered the map with a black permanent marker to show the hurricane moving toward Alabama, justifying a false claim made by Trump two days earlier—a claim instantly refuted by the National Weather Service.
Fox News Chief Meteorologist Calls Trump's Altered Hurricane Dorian Map a 'Violation of Federal Law'
President Donald Trump came under fire on Sunday morning for tweeting that Alabama was in the path of category 5 Hurricane Dorian—causing the National Weather Service (NWS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the state of Alabama to reassure residents the hurricane was not headed in their direction.
Then that evening Trump drew criticism again after saying he had never heard of a category 5 hurricane. Four category 5 hurricanes have made landfall in the United States since his inauguration in January 2017.
White House Accused of Altering Official Weather Map With a Sharpie to Show Alabama in Dorian's Path
The National Weather Service on Sunday had to assure residents of Alabama that the state was not in the path of the rapidly approaching Hurricane Dorian, after President Donald Trump tweeted that Alabama would most likely be hit.
This resulted in Trump doubling down on the claim, tweeting "under certain original scenarios, it was in fact correct that Alabama could have received some 'hurt.'"
Christian Prophet Announces That Hurricane Dorian a 'False Flag' and a 'Declaration of War Against the People'
As Hurricane Dorian continues to move toward the United States, self-proclaimed prophet Mark Taylor and conspiracy theorist Chris McDonald are saying the entire hurricane is a false flag.
On The MC Files, McDonald claimed coverage of the hurricane is a false flag to distract Americans from the recent announcement by the Justice Department that former FBI Director James Comey would not be charged for leaking memos related to President Donald Trump to the press.
As Hurricane Dorian threatened to ravage Florida and other parts of the United States, President Donald Trump cancelled a scheduled visit to Poland in order to monitor the hurricane's developments from the United States.
The President raised eyebrows, however, when footage of him golfing instead of working was released on Monday.