Trump Still Insists His Hurricane Warning Was Right
President Donald Trump on Monday insisted he was right to warn Alabama of a nonexistent hurricane threat and attacked a TV reporter who pointed out the fact that the state was not at risk from Dorian.
“Such a phony hurricane report,” he declared on Twitter as he railed at Jon Karl of ABC News for reporting on his erroneous warning.
The false alarm caused the National Weather Service to issue a correction, albeit without mentioning the president.
The president said on Monday that he was right because Alabama was facing a hurricane threat “under certain original scenarios.”
However, Trump on Sunday did not refer to “certain original scenarios” but instead said after a Federal Emergency Management Agency briefing that “this just came up, unfortunately” as he spoke about a supposed threat to Alabama.
In reality, the projections at that point did not show any path that would bring the storm to Alabama. Dorian was instead tracking further east.
The storm is currently off the coast of Florida and expected to move along the coast, with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia all facing potential threat in the coming days.
In any case, Trump on Sunday did not allude to “certain unique situations” yet rather said after a Federal Emergency Management Agency instructions that “this just came up, shockingly” as he talked about an alleged risk to Alabama.
In all actuality, the projections by then did not demonstrate any way that would carry the tempest to Alabama. Dorian was rather following further east.
The tempest is right now off the shoreline of Florida and expected to move along the coast, with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia all confronting potential risk in the coming days.