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 a phony hurricane report by lightweight reporter @jonkarl of @ABCWorldNews. 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. They made a big deal about this...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
….when in fact, under certain original scenarios, it was in fact correct that Alabama could have received some “hurt.” Always good to be prepared! But the Fake News is only interested in demeaning and belittling. Didn’t play my whole sentence or statement. Bad people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
“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.
You tweeted it out and the weather service had to correct you. Why can you never admit to a mistake?
I’m starting to think you did mistake Alabama for the Bahamas. pic.twitter.com/d8zn2rOrEc
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) September 2, 2019
No small deal when a President strikes terror throughout an entire state by announcing it will “likely” be hit by a massive storm
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 3, 2019
— Jules Morgan (@glamelegance) September 3, 2019
You’re mad because Alabama wasn’t in the path of a massive hurricane…
God you are a fucking asshole.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 2, 2019
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.