“President” Donald Trump has been on a roll in an attempt to back up his bizarre and false claim that Hurricane Dorian will hit the state of Alabama. The former reality show star went as far as to hold up a doctored image to prove that Dorian was headed for Alabama and then from there, things got worse as he continued to deny even meteorologists’ predictions. Trump has never been one to admit when he’s wrong even if a false claim could send an entire state into chaos.
On Wednesday night, Trump demanded an apology from the ‘fake news’ media over his ridiculous claim that Alabama was in Dorian’s projected path. And then on Thursday morning, Trump kicked off his day by repeating that false claim.
“Alabama was going to be hit or grazed, and then Hurricane Dorian took a different path (up along the East Coast). The Fake News knows this very well,” the fake news president tweeted. “That’s why they’re the Fake News!”
Alabama was going to be hit or grazed, and then Hurricane Dorian took a different path (up along the East Coast). The Fake News knows this very well. That’s why they’re the Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2019
That did not go down well.
This isn’t the worst thing Trump’s ever lied about.
But it’s becoming the most pathetic.
— Translate Trump (@TranslateRealDT) September 5, 2019
this kind of lie affects public safety. If people in Alabama had believed the president there might have been a run on stores, food & gas supplies, some might have evacuated unnecessarily causing havoc. That’s why it’s a federal crime 18 U.S. Code § 2074: https://t.co/z4k3X0yRwZ
— JB Stearns (@JBstearns1885) September 5, 2019
Trump made SharpieGate a thing.
TRUMP RELEASES PHOTO SHOWING HOW BIG HIS INAUGURATION WAS pic.twitter.com/HIHVz84iAe
— Santiago (@santiagomayer_) September 5, 2019
Grow the fuck up, you used a sharpie. I will always be embarrassed and regretful I voted for you.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) September 5, 2019
Admit your mistake and let it go!
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) September 5, 2019
YOU ALTERED A WEATHER MAP. YOU ARE THE FAKE NEWS!
— Tara (@Tara47547840) September 5, 2019
As it happens, altering a weather map is illegal. “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,” US code reads.
But it’s 2019 and laws don’t seem to matter if they’re broken by the current “administration.”
Featured image via US National News’s gallery
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