‘He Did It’: White House Official Throws Trump Under The Bus Over ‘Doctored’ Hurricane Map
President Donald Trump was the one who doctored a projection of Hurricane Dorian’s path before the map was displayed during a White House meeting between Trump and acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, a White House official told The Washington Post.
The unnamed official told The Post Post that Trump himself edited the map provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to include a projection that included the state of Alabama.
“No one else writes like that on a map with a black Sharpie,” the official told the news outlet.
The revelations came as a White House spokesperson maintained to the Post that the president’s comments last Sunday about the possibility of Dorian’s winds and rain reaching Alabama were not inaccurate.
Trump has battled the press for days over his comments expressing concern that Alabama could be hit by the storm, which the National Weather Service (NWS) dismissed in a statement following the president’s tweet.
“Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east. #alwx” the agency tweeted.
— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) September 1, 2019
Trump did not respond to questions from reporters about his Alabama claim during a Medal of Freedom ceremony on Thursday at the White House.