Trump PERSONALLY Altered Hurricane Chart to Make it Look Like He Was Right About It Hitting Alabama
This is beyond belief.
Even by this guy’s standards for cheap lying, this is off the charts.
By now you probably know that Donald Trump used an altered map earlier on Wednesday that showed Hurricane Dorian’s original path, and the Trump alteration had the storm hitting Alabama.
Well, Bloomberg is now reporting that it was DONALD TRUMP, the president, who altered the map.
After facing ridicule for suggesting over the weekend that Hurricane Dorian might strike Alabama, Donald Trump showed reporters a map on Wednesday that he personally altered to help prove his point.
During a briefing on the storm’s threat to the U.S. East Coast, the president held up an August 29 map from the National Weather Service showing initial projections of Dorian’s track into Florida. But the map had been changed — by the president — with a black line that extended the storm’s path beyond Florida and into southern Alabama, according to people familiar with the matter.
“We got lucky in Florida — very, very lucky indeed,” Trump said in the Oval Office, before holding up what he called an “original chart,” from six days earlier, forecasting a direct hit on Florida. “It was going toward the Gulf. That was what was originally projected, and it took a right turn and ultimately — hopefully, we’re going to be lucky.”
Trump repeatedly claimed on Sunday that Alabama was in Dorian’s path — he tweeted it, repeated it at the White House, and said it again during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But by then, the storm’s track had turned decidedly north and east.
And as it turns out, Trump may have broken the law.
According to U.S. Code Title 18, “Whoever knowingly issues or publishes any counterfeit weather forecast or warning of weather conditions falsely representing such forecast or warning to have been issued or published by the Weather Bureau, United States Signal Service, or other branch of the Government service, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both.”