October 1, 2022

Trump just tweeted out a video with exploding CNN logo to defend his hurricane blunder

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The president’s obsession with proving himself right about proving that Hurricane Dorian was projected to hit the state of Alabama and refute the criticism he earned for incorrectly telling the state to prepare for “tropical storm winds” last week reached utterly insane heights on Friday afternoon when he used his official account to tweet out a doctored video of a CNN projection that said the storm might affect Alabama.


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The video, clearly made by one of Trump’s Twitter supporters, is a chillingly surreal experience that is the product of a mind that is terminally online. It begins with some footage of Trump looking smug at a debate before rolling into a CNN clip where a weather reporter is projecting the path of Hurricane Dorian, listing states until he hits Alabama.

The word “Alabama” begins to repeat over and over, like a stuck CD, until abruptly switching to more footage of Trump at a debate. The video then ends with a CNN logo traveling quickly down a road before crashing and exploding.

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The unusual and the outrageous quickly become normal in the age of Trump, so let’s take a step back and reflect on what’s going on here.

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The President of the United States is tweeting out bizarre meme videos from some random chud as the finale of a week-long campaign against reality to prove that he was correct in telling the state of Alabama to prepare for a hurricane when all models at that time showed the Hurricane moving north.

It is clear that he’s been obsessing over this the entire week, to the complete neglect of all his other duties and concerns. This is not the behavior of a mentally well man who should have access to the nuclear codes. His grasp on reality is weakening the harder he tries to force it to bend to his will, and it’s time that we seriously start consider invoking the 25th Amendment to rid ourselves of this madman for good.

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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