President Trump displayed an outdated and falsely altered National Hurricane Center forecast map on Wednesday during a public briefing on Hurricane Dorian’s threat to the Carolinas over the next two days.
The map, showing a six-day-old forecast, was altered with a black marker to make it appear that the agency’s official forecast included parts of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida that were not included in the actual forecast. The alteration was an apparent attempt to bolster the president’s incorrect assertion last weekend that Alabama could feel the effects of the hurricane as it moved up the southeast coast.
The map the president displayed in the Oval Office shows the National Hurricane Center’s forecast for Hurricane Dorian at 11:00 AM EDT on Thursday, August 29, a long-outdated forecast that doesn’t reflect the threat posed to the southeastern coast this week.
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