Mr. Trump, so what? That map was three days old at the time you said Alabama would be hit. How irresponsible is it, as leader of our nation, to base hurricane warnings on data that is three frickin’ days old?
And here’s your latest defense, basically admitting that your false alarm for Alabama was based on ancient history. The key words here are “early days” (my highlighting below) – Mr. Trump, you did not send out your warning in the “early days,” you sent it out three days later when accurate, up-to-date information was easily available, but you were too lazy and incompetent to access it.
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… Instead it turned North and went up the coast, where it continues now. In the one model through Florida, the Great State of Alabama would have been hit or grazed. … What I said was accurate!
Let me fix that for you: "What I said was accurate IF I HAD SAID IT THREE DAYS EARLIER."
And next will you be tweeting this?
"Sailors watch out! You might sail off the edge of the world! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
“In the early days of geography we knew the earth was flat. Lamestream Media: READ THE ORIGINAL REPORTS AND APOLOGIZE!”
Bottom line: To me, this tweeted response to Trump, says it all:
This is a great metaphor for how much you care about the American people. You pay more attention to a mistake you’ve made, than the actual people impacted by the hurricane.
For fact checkers:
Trump’s false Sept. 1 Twitter warning.
NOAA hurricane forecast map about the time of Trump’s false Sept. 1 warning showing the predicted path is nowhere near Alabama.
Trump’s lying Sept. 4 Twitter defense. Note date on map in lower left corner is Aug. 28, four days before Trump’s false warning.
Trump’s lying Sept. 4 Oval Office defense. Zoom in to see map date of Aug. 29, three days before his false warning.
Trump’s lying Sept. 5 Twitter defense (he just won’t give it up). The “Early Days” storm tracks he’s referring to are from Aug. 29 or earlier – like the one he showed in the Oval Office above.