Trump Under Fire for Showing Doctored Map of Hurricane Dorian

Donald Trump is under fire for showing a map that appeared to have a hand-drawn line that included Alabama in the line of Hurricane Dorian during a press conference on Wednesday (September 4). This comes after Trump inaccurately warned that Alabama was in Dorian’s path when government meteorologists disputed that was the case. The hand-drawn map seems to have been made to prove that Trump was right all along. 

Trump stated, “This is original path that we thought — and everybody thought that this was about a 95 percent probability. And it turned out to be not that path. It turned out to be a path going up the coast.”

When asked about the map being altered, Trump stated, “No, I just know, yeah. I know that Alabama was in the original forecast. They thought it would get it, as a piece of it, it was supposed to go — Actually we have a better map of that which is going to be presented, where we had many lines going directly — many models, each line being a model. And they were going directly through. And in all cases, Alabama was hit. If not likely, in some cases pretty hard. Georgia and Alabama, it was a different route. They actually gave that a 95 percent chance probability.” 

When a reporter asked specifically about the map looking like it was written on with a sharpie, Trump replied, “I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.”