Donald Trump said on Monday that his supporters were “soaking wet” and waiting to get in line for his campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The only problem, of course, is that, as Trump’s rally kicked off on Monday, it was 88 degrees and sunny. In fact, it hadn’t rained all day at the site of the president’s campaign event.
CNN’s Brian Stelter pointed out, citing colleague Betsy Klein: “[I]t is 88 and sunny here in Fayetteville. It has not rained here today.”
Trump just said there are people in line for his rally and “they are soaking wet.” Per CNN’s @betsy_klein, “it is 88 and sunny here in Fayetteville. It has not rained here today.”
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 9, 2019
As CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale also noted on Monday, Trump loves to ramble on about how devoted his supporters are when it comes to attending his rallies. His fictional storyline today appears to consist of “nonexistent rain.”
Trump likes to talk about the hardships his supporters will endure to get into one of his rallies. This evening, it is nonexistent rain. https://t.co/pa6mwt2jSH
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 9, 2019
Trump is really bad at forecasting the weather
There are very few areas in which Donald Trump hasn’t shown himself to be a complete failure – whether it’s his record as a businessman, husband and, now, president of the United States.
Over the last couple of weeks, he has added weather forecasting to the long list of skillsets he simply doesn’t have. Of course, instead of acknowledging that he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about, he has tripled down, even threatening to fire NOAA officials who didn’t go along with his false Hurricane Dorian forecast.
On Monday, as another one of his boring rallies kicked off in North Carolina, Donald Trump reminded the country that he is still good at least one thing: lying through his teeth.
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.