"Sharpie-Gate? Trump Shows Apparently Altered Hurricane Map"

"WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump showed a map of Hurricane Dorian’s projected path on Wednesday that appeared to have been altered with a Sharpie pen to include the state of Alabama, which was never in harm’s way.

In a White House video released on Wednesday Trump points to an official weather chart dated Aug. 29 showing the states that could be hit in what the National Hurricane Center calls the “cone of uncertainty.” A curved line had been added to the cone on the chart to show a risk that Dorian could move from Florida to Alabama.

“It was going to hit not only Florida, but Georgia, it could have, it was going towards the Gulf, that was what we, what was originally projected...,” Trump says in the video.

Dorian was never projected to be heading toward the Gulf of Mexico, where Alabama has a coastline."

Kevin Fogarty and Bill Tarrant report for Reuters September 4, 2019.


"#Sharpiegate Trends as People Mock Trump For Showing Hurricane Dorian Path Map Altered With Pen" (Newsweek)

Source: Reuters, 09/05/2019