Trump Doubles Down On False Claim Hurricane Dorian Will Hit Alabama, Despite Corrections From NWS

It appears as though Donald Trump is now arguing with the weather. The President refuses to admit that his claim about Hurricane Dorian being forecast to hit Alabama was incorrect.

In a Monday tweet, Trump lashed out at ABC White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, who said that Trump had “misstated the storm’s possible trajectory.”

People get the weather wrong all the time. It’s not a big deal. How many times have you left the house without an umbrella and returned hours later sopping wet from a mini monsoon? Or carried your umbrella all day like a jerk while the sun laughed in your face?

“Such phony hurricane report by lightweight reporter @jonkarl of @ABCWorldNews,” Trump tweeted. “I suggested yesterday at FEMA that, along with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, even Alabama could possibly come into play, which WAS true.”

Then, because Trump’s ego is so fragile he can’t stand to be criticized, he tried to cover his bases by saying “always good to be prepared!”

I mean, sure, but maybe don’t send the entire state of Alabama into a panic because you can’t admit you made a mistake about a hurricane’s trajectory?

Trump’s tweet comes after the National Weather Service corrected him on Sunday, tweeting that “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east.”

Despite the NWS correction, Trump continued to say that Alabama would be affected by the hurricane.

“And Alabama could even be in for at least some very strong winds and something more than that, it could be,” Trump vaguely said during a briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters later on Sunday.

Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina have declared states of emergency. Except for North Carolina, more than 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas. If you’re wondering what to do, please listen to the National Weather Service and not President Trump.