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Trump's Hurricane Dorian Map Looks Mighty Suspicious

During a hurricane briefing, the president held up an out-of-date map that appeared hastily altered to add Alabama to the storm path.

It’s well known that Donald Trump doesn’t like to admit he’s wrong, but somebody may have gone to extreme lengths on Wednesday to protect his ego.

During a hurricane briefing, the president showed an old weather map suggesting Dorian was previously on track to hit Florida.

However, it appeared as if someone took a Sharpie pen to the map to draw a swoosh around southern Alabama. The alteration was presumably meant to correspond with an incorrect tweet the president posted on Saturday saying the hurricane was headed there (and which the National Weather Service had to correct in a tweet of its own).

President Donald Trump discusses the path of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump discusses the path of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday.

The suspicious mark quickly caught the attention of various Twitter users.

Of course, soothing the president’s fragile ego comes at a price.

Journalists reaching out to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration about the president’s map didn’t get a comment. They got something more chilling.

HuffPost reached out to the White House press office, which did not immediately respond.

When a journalist asked Trump if he altered the weather map to include Alabama, he didn’t deny the accusation entirely.

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