Trump summons Fox reporter to Oval Office in order to "hit back" and complain
President Donald Trump was so upset by the coverage he was getting on television that he summoned Fox News senior White House correspondent John Roberts into the Oval office to complain on Thursday.
Per an internal Fox email regarding the matter, Roberts noted: "He stressed to me that forecasts for Dorian last week had Alabama in the warning cone. He insisted that it is unfair to say Alabama was never threatened by the storm."
Robert summed up the meeting as Trump "just looking for acknowledgment that he was not wrong for saying that at some point, Alabama was at risk -- even if the situation had changed by the time he issued the tweet" on Sunday.
Trump also personally requested that Roberts "hit back at Shepard Smith" on the network. Shepard hasn't been reporting to Trump's liking it seems.
Roberts claims that he told Trump by the time he sent out his tweet, Hurricane Dorian's projected path had already moved farther east and no longer included any part of Alabama. There was no reason to put millions of people on red alert.
The President "seemed to agree that the forecast track had moved -- but he was adamant that at some point, Alabama was at risk," Roberts wrote. "He also reminded that on occasions in the past, forecast tracks have changed dramatically."
Trump just hasn't been able to let this one go. He still hasn't explained how black sharpie marks ended up on an official National Weather Service map after the White House's own internal photos showed Trump being originally briefed without the marks.
The black sharpie marks were supposed to be proof that Trump wasn't wrong, but that ended up backfiring on him.
When Trump was pressed on his knowledge of the black sharpie, he tried to change the subject almost immediately after saying "I don't know, I don't know, I don't know."