Trump just put Alabama on a hurricane alert even though they're not in Dorian's path (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump made a really big mistake on Sunday.
He sent out warnings early in the morning suggesting that in addition to Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama would be "most likely hit much harder than anticipated" by Hurricane Dorian.
Except - Alabama isn't even in Hurricane Dorian's path. No model shows them being affected.
The flub on Trump's part was so bad that the Birmingham office of the National Weather Service had to give reassurance to millions over fears about "one of the largest hurricanes ever."
Here was the official correction that was issued:
Trump made the statement more than once, too, making a correction all the more necessary. In addition to his tweets, Trump said the same thing on the White House South Lawn:
“We don’t know where it’s going to hit, seems to be going to Florida, now it should be going to Georgia, the Carolinas,” he said. “Alabama to get a bit of a beat down. You’ll be learning more probably over the course of the next 24 hours.”
Trump canceled his trip to Poland in order to prepare for Hurricane Dorian which means he should have been fully briefed on this. Why is he talking about Alabama so much when it's not even in the path of the storm?
This is more evidence that Trump is suffering from some sort of mental impairment, we believe.
Earlier in the day Trump claimed that he had never heard of a Category 5 storm before, even though four of them have hit the eastern United States in the last three years.
He says blankly: "I'm not sure I've even heard of a Category 5."
Trump, meeting with FEMA officials: “I’ve seen some category fours, you don’t even see that many of them. But a category five is something that, I don’t know if I’ve ever even heard the term, other than I know it’s there. That’s the ultimate and that’s what we have unfortunately.”