Trump Seemingly Edits Fake Hurricane Map With ‘Sharpie’, Inciting Internet Memes
By Izza Sofia, 05 Sep 2019
Left image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com, right image via kenary820 / Shutterstock.com
US president Donald Trump has inspired a bunch of ‘Sharpie’-themed memes after he held up a doctored sign at a hurricane briefing in the Oval Office, depicting a new region supposedly affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Last Saturday, the president also posted a tweet stating that Alabama would be hit by a storm, contradicting the direction predicted by the National Weather Service.
Instead of acknowledging the error, Trump brought out the map on Wednesday of the original forecast. Weirdly enough, the path on the map was extended using a black marker pen. A report by CNN confirms that Trump’s chart does not tally with multiple weather charts that show the storm’s trajectory.
Naturally, social media users were quick to mock the president as they pointed out that the Alabama error would not be the only mistake that Trump could rectify using a marker.
Memes that have flooded Twitter show Trump’s “solutions” to issues that have surfaced. Check out some hilarious ones below.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2019
The President of the United States altered a National Hurricane Center map with a sharpie to falsely extend the official forecast toward Alabama so he didn't have to admit he was wrong in a tweet. https://t.co/i0CJcYV4yq pic.twitter.com/pR57IL6WfT— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) September 4, 2019
It is a violation of federal law to falsify a National Weather Service forecast and pass it off as official, as President Trump did here.— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) September 4, 2019
18 U.S. Code § 2074: https://t.co/jvROnpSJLI pic.twitter.com/TnIuvZRJoS
[via HuffPost, opening image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com, right image via kenary820 / Shutterstock.com]
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