Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) claimed some in the media are overplaying President Donald Trump‘s confusing Sharpie moment from earlier this week.
As IJR previously reported, President Trump used what appeared to be a doctored map of the pathway of Hurricane Dorian that would include parts of Alabama. Earlier in the week, the president claimed that Alabama was in the path of the storm, but newer projections showed that wasn’t the case.
Throughout the week, Trump doubled down on that he was not wrong about the situation because he was referencing reports from early in the week that showed Alabama in the path of the storm. He even took to Twitter to post a video of CNN’s coverage that included Alabama in the path of the storm.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2019
During an interview on “Meet the Press,” Blunt told host Chuch Todd that he thinks the situation is being overplayed and that it will not matter in the 2020 election.
Watch Blunt’s comments:
“I’ve spent most of this month at home in Missouri and I think this whole Sharpie thing is way being overplayed. I don’t think it will matter election day; I don’t think it matters to most people.”
Todd pushed back, asking, “Are you worried that the credibility of the words of the president of the United States has been eroded?”
Blunt kept it brief, offering a simple “no” in response.
President Trump seems to agree with Blunt about the situation. He posted a video depicting CNN as a cat chasing a laser pointer, seeming to suggest that he was playing some members of the media.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 8, 2019
While Trump clearly sees the issue as comical at this point, it remains to be seen how the American people will take these types of situations into consideration when they head to vote in 2020, as Blunt suggested.