Trump’s tweet comes one week after he falsely claimed that Alabama would be significantly hit during Hurricane Dorian, despite the NOAA National Weather Service insisting otherwise.
“In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated,” Trump tweeted on Sept. 1.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 8, 2019
The tweet and subsequent correction from NOAA sparked a week-long series of back-and-forth in which Trump repeatedly doubled down on his claim that Alabama was, in fact, going to get hit by the storm.
The drama peaked on Wednesday when Trump pulled out a NOAA forecast that had been altered with black marker to extend the hurricane’s path of destruction to include Alabama during an Oval Office meeting.