Donald Trump would rather show a doctored map of Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama than admit he was wrong. He claimed he did not know who used the Sharpie to extend the cone of uncertainty into Alabama. By the way, this dumbass uses a Sharpie for everything.
Last weekend Trump tweeted that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian, along with Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina. The Birmingham office of the National Weather Service issued a correction of Trump’s claim. There was never any talk that Alabama was in the cone of uncertainty when it became a lot clearer the possible path of the hurricane.
In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever. Already category 5. BE CAREFUL! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2019
— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) September 1, 2019
Some journalists think Trump violated federal law by altering a weather service chart. Dennis Mersereau tweeted: “It is a violation of federal law to falsify a National Weather Service forecast and pass it off as official, as President Trump did here.”
The President of the United States altered a National Hurricane Center map with a sharpie to falsely extend the official forecast toward Alabama so he didn't have to admit he was wrong in a tweet. https://t.co/i0CJcYV4yq pic.twitter.com/pR57IL6WfT
— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) September 4, 2019
Only a sick person would do what Trump did today. Instead of saying I made a mistake, he made himself look like an even bigger fool.