Donald Trump continued to amp up the crazy on Wednesday by tweeting out another useless hurricane forecast map in a flimsy attempt to justify his Twitter prediction that Hurricane Dorian was going hit Alabama.
Instead of admitting he was wrong in his initial tweet and the altered hurricane forecast he shared on Wednesday, Trump tripled down and posted a week-old map from the South Florida Water Management District website.
This was the originally projected path of the Hurricane in its early stages. As you can see, almost all models predicted it to go through Florida also hitting Georgia and Alabama. I accept the Fake News apologies! pic.twitter.com/0uCT0Qvyo6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2019
Even this latest map shows that Alabama really wasn’t predicted to get hammered by Hurricane Dorian, despite Trump’s nonstop efforts to push that fantasy.
Not to mention, as CNN White House correspondent Abby Phillip pointed out, the graphic isn’t just old, but it states explicitly that “the National Hurricane Center info supersedes” anything shown on the graphic.
A couple of things about this map:
1) it appears to be taken from the South Florida Water Management District website from a week ago. Not sure why the president would be citing it.
2) Map also clearly says the National Hurricane Center info supersedes this product https://t.co/yN2B2dHAjd
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) September 4, 2019
It should be noted that despite the president’s pathetic attempts to make it seem like he was right about his Alabama prediction, the National Weather Service has already refuted the claim.
Meanwhile, real lives will be impacted by the storm
While Donald Trump openly fantasizes about Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama, real lives are at stake as the storm continues its path up the U.S. coast.
As CNN reports, the National Hurricane Center is warning that Dorian could make landfall in the Carolinas. Instead of focusing his energy there, the president continues to defend his initial Alabama screw-up.
Ultimately, it drives Donald Trump absolutely insane that he is (accurately) viewed as the biggest buffoon to ever hold the presidency. He cares more about fighting that narrative than protecting those who are actually in the path of a powerful storm.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.