Eric Trump Drops Hammer on Media Over POTUS Trump Hurricane Dorian Alabama Controversy

Eric Trump dropped the hammer on the Washington Post and the rest of the anti-Trump media Thursday, blowing away the false reporting that Alabama was never in danger from Hurricane Dorian as President Trump had noted earlier.

National Hurricane Center warning map dated Thursday, August 29, shows Alabama in the field of expected tropical storm force winds from Hurricane Dorian.

“This pettiness from the @washingtonpost is exactly why the public hates the media. This is a basic graphic from the NHC – I don’t think it’s beyond comprehension that Alabama was in the path had the storm not gone North. Stop the BS. The Washington Post is a joke. #Alabama”

 

This has been one of the silliest media controversies of the Trump era; one that President Trump is right on but the media will not concede the point. Trump said on Sunday that Alabama was in danger from Dorian when the storm had stalled and was forecast to ride up the Atlantic coast of Florida with an expanded wind field rather than the original forecasts a few days before that had Dorian crossing Florida, entering the Gulf of Mexico and then heading for the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and—Alabama. The media piled on prompting pushback from Trump.

On Wednesday, President Trump showed a NHC map of an initial forecast for Dorian that showed it heading into the Gulf with Alabama in its sights. The Trump NHC cone map had a hand drawn extension of the cone to highlight Alabama being within range.

That sent the media into a frenzy with accusation he broke federal law by “doctoring” a federal weather report. This from the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang reporters, “President Trump showed a doctored hurricane chart. It’s actually illegal to distribute false U.S. gov’t weather reports.”

Trump later posted an early Florida government forecast map that showed models taking Dorian into the Gulf and Alabama.


This is the original tweet that the media piled on Trump about, “In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever. Already category 5. BE CAREFUL! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!”

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