Trevor Noah didn’t even try to contain his laughter Wednesday night. Superimposed on the screen next to the Comedy Central host was an image taken earlier in the day of President Trump holding up what he claimed was an “original chart” forecasting the path of Hurricane Dorian. Only the map, dated Aug. 29, had been altered, and now featured a lopsided semicircle drawn with black marker.
“Did he draw. … Did he draw with a Sharpie?” an incredulous Noah asked before dissolving into giggles.
On Wednesday, days after Trump erroneously tweeted a warning that Alabama would be among the areas “most likely” to be hit by the powerful storm, the president was widely mocked for displaying the doctored graphic that extended Dorian’s projected cone into the southeastern corner of the state. The hand-drawn addition, which indicated the storm would move from Florida into Alabama, made it appear that Trump’s Sunday tweet was correct, despite officials with the National Weather Service and updated forecasts saying otherwise.