Trump declares Hurricane is heading for Alabama!!!
(Spoiler alert- it isn’t and the NWS has had to issue an urgent statement to that effect, yet Trump has repeated it)
Now, FrankC isn’t one to let the facts come before blind loyalty to the party line, so I am sure he is boarding up the windows of his hovel, and loading up the truck to get out of Alabama- to do any less would mean admitting he supported a dangerously incompetent fool…
Donald Trump has sown confusion about Hurricane Dorian, repeatedly wrongly claiming that Alabama was set to be hit by the storm and that he had “never even heard of a category 5 storm”, despite having said the same thing at least four times previously.
Trump’s comments came on Sunday as the Bahamas was pounded by Hurricane Dorian, with fears the “catastrophic” storm could lead to devastating damage and loss of life, and the south-east coast of the US braced for storm surges, extreme winds and heavy rainfall.
Earlier on Sunday, Trump tweeted that Alabama would be hit by the storm, “most likely … (much) harder than anticipated”. The claim was quickly refuted by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham Alabama, which tweeted that Alabama would “NOT” see any effects from Dorian.
Despite their clarification, Trump repeated the claim at his press conference later.