Perhaps this was Donald Trump’s way of tripling down on his forecast that “Alabama to get a bit of a beat down” thanks to Hurricane Dorian. While the National Weather Service issued a tweet contradicting and correcting Trump, today the president produced a map that had a black line (perhaps drawn with a black Sharpie?) extending the hurricane’s cone into Alabama.
Check out the video above. And here’s some reaction.
The black outlined area on this very outdated @NHC_Atlantic #Dorian graphic that Trump just used in his update was added and not a part of the official forecast. @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/XMQmepPyj6— Kait Parker (@WeatherKait) September 4, 2019
It is a violation of federal law to falsify a National Weather Service forecast and pass it off as official, as President Trump did here.— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) September 4, 2019
18 U.S. Code § 2074: https://t.co/jvROnpSJLI pic.twitter.com/TnIuvZRJoS