The president tweeted multiple times on Thursday about his dubious meteorological claim.
President Donald Trump insisted once again on Thursdaythat initial forecasts for Hurricane Dorian put Alabama at dire risk, digging in on his dubious meteorological claim even as the storm started having real impact on the East Coast.
“In the early days of the hurricane, when it was predicted that Dorian would go through Miami or West Palm Beach, even before it reached the Bahamas, certain models strongly suggested that Alabama & Georgia would be hit as it made its way through Florida & to the Gulf,” Trump tweeted.
“Instead it turned North and went up the coast, where it continues now,” he continued in a second post. “In the one model through Florida, the Great State of Alabama would have been hit or grazed. In the path it took, no. Read my FULL FEMA statement. What I said was accurate! All Fake News in order to demean!”
A little less than two hours later, Trump tweeted a third time: “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!”