Sep
12
Fox News DESTROYS Trump’s lie about hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama


The president continues to defend a tweet
that he sent out on Sunday morning in which he said Alabama could possibly get some damage
from Dorian. The president tweeting, “Alabama was going
to be hit or grazes, and then 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!” Bit of a controversy has erupted over this
because at his hurricane briefing yesterday, the president held up a graphic of a 5-day
warning cone from last Friday the 30th which appeared to have been modified with a sharpie
to extend the bubble out there as you can see to include the Florida panhandle and parts
of southern Alabama. The president was asked how that line got
there yesterday afternoon. Listen here. But the original path was through Florida,
but was probably three days—I think that’s probably 3, 4 days old. The original path that most people thought
it was going to be taking as you know was right through Florida where, on the right
would’ve been Georgia, Alabama, etc. And that map that you showed us today – it
looked almost like a sharpie— I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. The president saying he didn’t know how
that line get there. The president also tweeted out a graphic of
hurricane model plots collected by the South Florida Water Management District to prove
that Alabama was at risk. And some of those tracks did come very close
to the eastern part of Alabama. But those spaghetti models were from Thursday,
August 28. By the time the president tweeted about Alabama
at 10:51am on Sunday, the forecast track had moved well east. This is the 8 o’clock in the morning warning
on Sunday the 1st and you can see that they’re indicating that Dorian would stay well off-shore
and well away from Alabama. We are now on day 5 of the president of the
United States, a full-grown adult man, refusing to simply admit he made a mistake and instead
digging in his heels on the claim that hurricane Dorian was going to strike Alabama. To be clear, all of this is happening WHILE
the hurricane has all but destroyed islands in the Bahamas and is decimating the Carolinas
with flooding, strong winds and even tornadoes. But I’m sure Americans whose lives are actually
in danger can find solace in the fact that the guy who can allocate emergency federal
funding is digging through old forecasting models to prove his point. The entire issue here is that on Sunday, 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.” Moments later, the National Weather Service
tweeted, “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane Dorian
will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east.” But instead of just accepting the mistake
and moving on, Trump has instead opted to pretend that he was right by tweeting out
models of the hurricane’s path… from three days before his original tweet. His models clearly show the date as Thursday,
August 29, whereas on Sunday, the updated models show Dorian’s path nowhere near Alabama,
but instead making a hard right up the east coast. He even went so far as to show a model of
the hurricane with its path altered with a sharpie, prompting a deluge of mocking tweets
online. And yet still, amid all of this, Trump is
defending himself, because clearly to simply ADMIT FAULT would be the embarrassing option
here. [blink]
But what’s so disgusting about Trump’s annual roleplay as weatherman is that he’s
spent the better part of a week trying to “protect” a state that was NEVER in any
danger, and yet he’s STILL ATTACKING Puerto Rico a year AFTER Hurricane Maria hit, which
that saw more lives lost than on 9/11. I guess even the POTENTIAL for lives lost
in a red state is still worth more to Trump than actual lives lost in a place with no
political upside for him. And look, this might seem like a petty and
obvious distraction from the White House, but it’s a clear testament to his mental
unfitness. If he’s so narcissistic that the most powerful
man on earth will spend five days fixating on weather maps, imagine what OTHER lengths
he would go to not to admit fault. Imagine if he misspoke about the target of
a missile launch and bombed the wrong country anyway because he was too proud to correct
himself. When you take into account his rapidly declining
mental health with the fact that he is physically incapable of admitting he was wrong, you’re
left with a horrifying recipe for disaster. Sure, it’s sad and mostly pathetic when
it’s a sharpie on a weather map, but don’t forget that this guy has the nuclear codes. But while we expect this degree of narcissism
from Trump, it’s watching the entire Republican party humiliate itself to defend his rambling,
incoherent tirades that’s especially sad. It’s watching a party that just lost the
House by the biggest margin in modern American history continue to dig in its heels on a
proven losing strategy. Trump is objectively the least popular president
in living memory, so to see the whole GOP predicate its success on falling in line behind
him, to watch them defend his disregard for the rule of law, circumventing Congress to
spend taxpayer money where he sees fit, enriching himself when federal officials and foreign
dignitaries stay at his properties, when the Secret Service is forced to rent golf carts
to keep up with him on his perpetual vacations, that is so remarkably pathetic for a party
that dares call itself patriotic. The truth is that for the Republican Party,
there is absolutely no coming back from this after the president leaves office. And so while it might seem politically convenient
NOW to hitch their wagon to Trump’s, the fallout will be EVEN more humiliating than
that one time they defended the guy who used a sharpie to alter the path of a hurricane
rather than simply admit he made a mistake.