The Hill reports:
President Trump on Wednesday displayed a map that he said reflected Hurricane Dorian’s original path, but the image appeared to be manually altered with a marker to show the storm’s trajectory continuing toward Alabama.
Trump later told reporters that he did not know anything about the changed map, but was adamant that original forecasts called for Alabama to be impacted by the hurricane.
The map featured what appeared to be a marker-drawn addition to the end of the Dorian’s previously expected path, extending it toward the Gulf of Mexico and the southern edge of Alabama.
Just in case it’s not clear, the president of the United States is literally faking hurricane maps with a motherfucking Sharpie. GET THE NET.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 4, 2019
This is incredible. The White House doctored the map to retroactively justify Trump saying the hurricane will hit Alabama. https://t.co/4yciEnFQCu
— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) September 4, 2019
Trump just took an official map and drew an extension on it to make it look like Hurricane Dorian was headed for Alabama.
This man will lie about anything: birth certificates, crowd size, Mexico paying for a wall, Russian interference in elections, and, even the damn weather. pic.twitter.com/ixaM4ByT8t
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 4, 2019
REPORTER: That map you showed us today, it looked like it almost had like a Sharpie on it.
TRUMP: I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know. pic.twitter.com/d2oZemOshh
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) September 4, 2019
President Trump says he doesn’t know about the hurricane map being altered by a Sharpie. He also insisted there are “other, better maps” that show Alabama was in the area that could be affected by Hurricane Dorian, though the weather service said that’s not true.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 4, 2019
Here is Trump giving an update on #HurricaneDorian. If you blow up the map he holds up, you can see he used a black marker to extend the path of the hurricane to include Alabama so he still doesn’t have to admit his tweet from a few days ago was wrong. pic.twitter.com/JCQbGKpalD pic.twitter.com/GYrSB2aX51
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 4, 2019
A NOAA spokesperson just declined to address Trump’s doctored Dorian map. All questions being referred to the White House.
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) September 4, 2019
NONE OF THIS IS REAL. WE ALL DIED AND WE LIVE IN A SIMULATION. THE SIMULATION KEEPS GLITCHING. THERE’S NO WAY ANY OF THIS COULD BE REAL. https://t.co/N3sOrWUcqa
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) September 4, 2019