The President Of The United altered an official map from the National Hurricane Center with a Sharpie so that he could falsely include Alabama in the warning.
Here is the map with Trump’s Sharpie change:
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
Video of Trump:
Here is Trump holding up the National Hurricane Center projected path on Dorian that he altered with a Sharpie to falsely include Alabama. pic.twitter.com/KuYYNWbblI
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) September 4, 2019
Trump predicted in a tweet that the storm was going to hit Alabama when there were no projections that it was going to happen, but since some of Trump’s biggest supporters are in Alabama, he had to pretend like he was saving them from danger.
The same behavior that began with the doctored photos of his inauguration crowd size has continued throughout Trump’s entire presidency. Trump tried to change the projected path of a hurricane so that he wouldn’t be wrong. Trump is more worried about looking right in a tweet than keeping the American people safe with an accurate hurricane projected path.
There is no bottom to Trump’s pettiness, and his willingness to doctor anything to make himself look right.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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