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President Donald Trump during an Oval Office briefing on the status of Hurricane Dorian, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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.

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