President Donald Trump has insinuated that Alabama could have been hit by Hurricane Dorian despite government meteorologist saying otherwise, according to cbsnews.
What We Know:
- During a Wednesday briefing, the president displayed a map that appeared to be altered with a sharpie around Alabama.
- The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center said there was no potential threat to Alabama, yet the president doubled down on his claim in several tweets Thursday morning, CBSnews.
- When reporters commented on the alteration to the map, President Trump said “I don’t know three times after a reporter asked about the Sharpie addition.”
- President Trump’s oval office stated, “The president talked about having a better map, which seemed to match the description of the week-old South Florida Water Management District forecast.”
The hashtag #SharpieGate has trended on Twitter for the past week as people mock President Trump’s claim by posting Sharpie drawings of their own.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) September 5, 2019