On September 4, the Washington Examiner reported about a tweet sent by President Trump in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian heading towards the eastern coast of the U.S. Late Sunday morning, Trump tweeted:
“In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever. Already category 5. BE CAREFUL! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!”
About 20 minutes later, the National Weather Service station in Birmingham tweeted that Alabama would not see “any impacts” from Dorian because it was projected to remain too far east.
In a second tweet, the NWS Birmingham account explained that any showers in the area would have no association with Dorian.
But Trump again mentioned Alabama during a hurricane briefing by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as he was advising American citizens in Dorian’s path to heed the warnings and evacuation orders from local authorities.
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“It may get a little piece of a great place — it’s called Alabama, and Alabama could even be in for at least some very strong winds,” Trump said on Sunday. “This just came up, unfortunately. It’s the size of the storm that we’re talking about. So for Alabama, please be careful also.”
The media went nuts over Trump, mentioning that the state of Alabama could be in the path of Hurricane Dorian. They even accused President Trump of using a Sharpie pen to alter the path of the hurricane during a televised briefing.
The Washington Post was quick to heap on the president, accusing him and anyone who agreed with him of misleading the public about Alabama being in the path of the hurricane.
The Washington Post admonished the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for backing President Trump’s assertion that Alabama was in fact, going to be impacted by much harder than originally thought by Hurricane Dorian.
The federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service has sided with President Trump over its own scientists in the ongoing controversy over whether Alabama was at risk of a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated Alabama was in fact threatened by the storm at the time Trump tweeted Alabama would “most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”
Referencing archived hurricane advisories, the NOAA statement said that information provided to the president and the public between Aug. 28 and Sept. 2 “demonstrated that tropical-storm-force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama.”
In an unusual move, the statement also admonished its National Weather Service office in Birmingham, Ala., which had released a tweet contradicting Trump’s claim and stating, “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian.”
Eric Trump blasted the “pettiness” of the anti-Trump publication, the Washington Post, in a tweet, reminding them that their “gotcha” style of journalism is “exactly why the public hates the media.” Eric Trump also reminded the Washington Post that it’s not “beyond comprehension that Alabama was in the path of the hurricane,” calling them a “joke.”
This pettiness from the @washingtonpost is exactly why the public hates the media. This is a basic graphic from the NHC – I don’t think it’s beyond comprehension that Alabama was in the path had the storm not gone North. Stop the BS. The Washington Post is a joke. #Alabama https://t.co/hdsOohU5WI pic.twitter.com/SMVNVC11E4
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 5, 2019
As it turns out, President Trump was correct. He tweeted a hilarious “I told you so” video showing CNN’s Don Lemon being forced to listen as the CNN weatherman admits that the state of Alabama was indeed, in the path of Hurricane Dorian.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2019
Liberals like David Titley on Twitter freaked out over the NOAA’s decision to back President Trump and his warning to Alabama residents over the possibility of being hit by Hurricane Dorian, calling them cowards. Tony Heller responded by reminding him of the ridiculous statement made by NASA’s James Hansen, who predicted that Manhattan would be underwater by the year 2018 because of the effects of greenhouse gases.
But of course, liberals are never wrong…
— Tony Heller (@SteveSGoddard) September 7, 2019
What do you think about President Trump’s tweet showing CNN’s Don Lemon grimacing while the CNN weatherman gives him the bad news? Should he continue to call out the media for falsely maligning him? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.