At issue is the black sharpie added to this map to make it look like Alabama was in the projected path.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... topstoriesPresident Donald Trump held up an altered map of Hurricane Dorian’s forecasted path on Wednesday to argue the massive storm had been headed toward Gulf states – a response to recent criticism that he misstated the storm’s direction.
Speaking to reporters at the White House Wednesday about the impact of Hurricane Dorian, Trump held up what he described as an initial forecast from the National Hurricane Center that showed Dorian moving into the Gulf states,
The thing is, if Trump could have simply let this one go (ie, being wrong about Alabama), it would have long been forgotten about. But not being able to admit he was wrong, he just had to take it up a notch and use this altered map.
Now, the lie....(from the same article linked above)
Bullshit. He knows damn well someone modified that map with a sharpie - either he himself did it or he directed someone else to do it. Given the nature of where the sharpie was drawn and given the previous criticism over him saying Alabama was in the path, and now given his continued tweetstorm just not letting this one go, there is no doubt in my mind he knew that someone used a sharpie to alter the map.Trump was asked about the altered map later at the White House Wednesday.
“I know that Alabama was in the original forecast,” Trump said. “They thought they would get it… Alabama…was going to be hit very hard.”
Trump was asked whether someone had used a Sharpie – a favorite pen for the president – on the map to extend the forecast of high wind into Alabama.
“I don’t know,” Trump repeated three times.
So far the largest gaffe of his presidency, IMO. And a completely self-induced one at that.