President Trump Continues to Insist That He Was Right About Hurricane Dorian Hitting Alabama

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On Friday, President Donald Trump began the sixth day in which he insisted that he was right that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama.

He wrote on Twitter, “The fake news media was fixated on the fact that I properly said, at the beginnings of Hurricane Dorian, that in addition to Florida [and] other states, Alabama may also be grazed or hit. They went crazy, hoping against hope that I made a mistake (which I didn’t).”

The president added in a second tweet, “This nonsense has never happened to another president. Four days of corrupt reporting, still without an apology,” saying later that the media “should start playing it straight. It would be so much better for our country.”

In his tweet, Trump urged his followers to “check out maps.” But that might be a bit misleading since Trump altered the official government map, drawing a circle around Alabama to make it look like the hurricane might affect the state. When asked if the map had been drawn on with a sharpie, the president said “I don’t know. I don’t know.”

The ongoing storyline began on Sunday when the president wrote on Twitter, “In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”

But the National Weather Service quickly pointed out that Alabama would not be affected by the hurricane. Instead of dropping his remarks, the president spent days posting out-of-date maps that showed Alabama in the path of the hurricane.

And his campaign even began fundraising off the president’s decision to show a map altered with a Sharpie. For $15, supporters can buy a set of five official Donald Trump fine point markers.

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General Confusion
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“Trumpers do not concern themselves with reality” Phyllis Your “Trumpers” are confused. Even after the fact, after they have been hurt by their cult leader, most of them will still cling to him. Truckers are a good example, some farmers are not. Truckers, even though they are in trouble, still end up in truck stops where they get to listen to the Royal Broadcasting Service, FOX News. Farmers could, literally, lose their farms, so a few of the disaffected ones have had a dose of reality and won’t vote for keeping their ex-king on his throne. At the moment, truckers… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Only in Trump World does it make sense to fund raise off of “official Donald Trump fine point markers” representing the Sharpie he used to draw a line to ALTER the hurricane path map. Keep in mind that he told you he DID NOT KNOW who drew the BLACK line expanding the WHITE line path of the National Weather Service’s forecast. FOLKS, Trump is human. He made a mistake. The Alabama Weather Service corrected his error with an alert within 20 minutes. Please tell him you don’t care so he moves on and stops tweeting about it.

Michael
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Trump: Alabama “will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” and “They actually gave that a 95 percent chance probability.”

Reality: There was ONE (of many) forecast tools that gave a small southeastern part of Alabama a 5 to 10 percent chance of experiencing 40 mile per hour winds. This obviously did not happen.

With his continued protestations and attempts to use fed tools and his office to match his incorrect narrative, Trump has now created doubt because weather reports are partisan and should not be believed.

Sherri
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That’s because he was. He stated “originally” asked Kevin to show the graphic, again stated “originally” but took a right turn. How you and the rest of the haters in media can continue to lie is unfathomable! There is vid of the presser on YouTube. Pretend you’re a real journalist and go view it. Do your research Alex.

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