Trump Shares Altered National Weather Service Forecast Map of Hurricane Dorian – gCaptain
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a hurricane track chart with Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan as he talks to reporters during a status report meeting on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
President Donald Trump is drawing criticism for sharing a week-old National Weather Service map that had been altered to show the track of Hurricane Dorian extending further into the Gulf coast than had previously been predicted.
Trump displayed the map before reporters on Wednesday during briefing on Hurricane Dorian from the Oval Office of the White House.
The map, which is dated Thursday, August 29, 2019, included a seemingly hand-drawn, black semi-circle extending the 5-day cone into southwestern Georgia and parts of Alabama. The map was handed to him by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan as President Trump explained “the original chart” that showed Dorian possibly heading into the Gulf of Mexico.