President Trump took to Twitter this afternoon to triple down on his false claim that Hurricane Dorian was going to hit the state of Alabama.
In a truly breathtaking attempt to rewrite reality in order to soothe his own ego, which we all know by now is utterly incapable of admitting any wrongdoing no matter how minor the issue, the President of the United States presented a tweet with over a dozen original projections of the storm’s path, some of which did strike Alabama.
This was the originally projected path of the Hurricane in its early stages. As you can see, almost all models predicted it to go through Florida also hitting Georgia and Alabama. I accept the Fake News apologies! pic.twitter.com/0uCT0Qvyo6
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2019
These projections were from three days before Trump tweeted his original warning to Alabama on September 1st; hurricanes obviously move quite swiftly and projections can change rapidly within the space of a few hours.
Of course, it’s clear that our notoriously illiterate president didn’t actually read the fine print on his own graphic, because it literally says “ignore the entire product” if it “causes confusion.”
We’re all confused. Please ignore. pic.twitter.com/dSrZoS8qkc
— Evan Schreiber (@SchreiberEvan) September 4, 2019
The president caused a stir this morning when he nonchalantly tried to pass off a doctored chart — which he appeared to have edited with a Sharpie — to the press as proof that he was right to have sent the state of Alabama into a confused panic by telling them a hurricane was coming to hit them.
The President of the United States altered a National Hurricane Center map with a sharpie to falsely extend the official forecast toward Alabama so he didn't have to admit he was wrong in a tweet. https://t.co/i0CJcYV4yq pic.twitter.com/pR57IL6WfT
— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) September 4, 2019
This third tweet from the president makes it clear that he is locked in a losing battle against reality and will repeat a falsehood over and over and over again no matter how preposterous his claims or how ridiculous it makes him look.
It also is a deeply disturbing look into how much of the president’s time and mental energy are expended on pursuing these meaningless feuds. Rather than do any kind of actual work, the president intends to spend his presidency watching people talk about him on television and then getting furiously mad when he doesn’t like what they say while the nation crumbles around him.