Trump Just Fired Off A 9th Alabama Tweet And Twitter Is Eating Him Alive
People on Twitter couldn’t seem to believe their eyes when the president brought it up yet again Thursday, with many ridiculing the fact he was still tweeting a week-old map to prove an irrelevant point while the storm was actually hitting the Carolinas and had just ravaged the Bahamas.
Some pointed out that even if Alabama had been in the storm’s path, it was simply unacceptable for the president to be sharing outdated forecast maps while the storm was currently affecting people who required up-to-date information.
See a round-up of Twitter’s commentary below:
This is too perfect. As I conjectured when all this clown show began, he misinterpreted the wind probability maps (5-10%, and 0% after these) and mixed them up with the cone.
But he’s unable to recognize even that silly mistake. https://t.co/5DtIyu92Pu
— Alberto Cairo (@AlbertoCairo) September 5, 2019
First, last, and only only word I’ll say on this. The NHC puts out models 4x daily during a major event (like Dorian). This one is from last Thursday
He’s clinging to a single estimate from one week and 49 models ago. And there have been 29 additional models AL was in the cone. https://t.co/a0BLOilNtT
— Ryan Sloane (@RyanFSloane) September 5, 2019
Politics aside, it is unacceptable for the President of the United States to be sharing and discussing outdated forecast maps for Dorian while the hurricane is *currently* having dangerous impacts in the Carolinas. https://t.co/OVRgHeP60g
— Sam Lillo (@splillo) September 5, 2019
As the storm is literally battering the Carolinas, Trump is showing forecasts from Wednesday/Thursday of last week to justify tweeting on Sunday of this week that “Alabama will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” https://t.co/WcsFYW7ZLv
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) September 5, 2019
Dude. Please acquaint yourself with the first rule of holes, because if you dig much deeper you will find yourself on the bottom of the Indian Ocean or something. https://t.co/UN3HLX6GvD
— Lex Alexander (@LexAlexander) September 6, 2019
Just real quick: check out the timestamp on those forecasts: Aug 29. Also note that those are not hurricane tracks- they are tropical wind speed arrival predictions. See the colorbar at the bottom? AL had a 5% chance of seeing TS-force winds in the next five days. (cont) https://t.co/7vU8ghs8QL
— Dr. Lauren (@dragonmustang01) September 5, 2019
I’m calling for a total and complete shutdown of Trump tweets on weather until he figures out what the Hell is going on. https://t.co/soJ8sG85cB
— Brian Brettschneider (@Climatologist49) September 6, 2019