While the “Lame-Stream” media continues to harangue President Trump over what has now become known as “Sharpiegate,” a top White House aide has come forward to say that Trump has been right about Alabama and Hurricane Dorian all along.
Late last week the White House circulated a statement on official letterhead from Rear Adm. Peter Brown, a Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser to the President, who said he had personally briefed Trump multiple times about Dorian as well as models that showed the potential path of the eye of the storm, including on the day that the President used the now infamous altered map.
“These products showed possible storm impacts well outside the official forecast cone,” Brown said.
“While speaking to the press on Sunday, Sept. 1, the President addressed Hurricane Dorian and its potential impact on multiple states, including Alabama,” he continued. “The president’s comments were based on that morning’s Hurricane Dorian briefing, which included the possibility of tropical storm force winds in southeastern Alabama.”
The statement marked further evidence of Trump being right about the potential that Alabama would be hit by the storm, despite a National Weather Service tweet stating otherwise. Brown noted that Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas were originally predicted to fall in Dorian’s path, but that the storm shifted track.
He also referenced forecasts from the National Hurricane Center from Aug. 27 through Sept. 2, noting they did show a chance of tropical storm force winds hitting parts of Alabama.
Meanwhile, it was soon after Brown’s statements, that the Washington Post reported that it was Trump himself who had altered the map used during his press briefing on Sept 1. But now, apparently he had done so, only after meeting with a trusted National Security Advisor, and the President — rightly or wrongly — seemingly adjusted the map to reflect information only he had privy to, based on that briefing.
President Trump is still waiting for apologies from the “Fake News.” Over the Weekend the President criticized the New York Times for a story on the issue, Tweeting that he would love to stop talking about it but the media won’t let him. “I would like very much to stop referring to this ridiculous story, but the LameStream Media just won’t let it alone,” “They always have to have the last word, even though they know they are defrauding & deceiving the public.” He also tweeted out a “cat video” that summed up CNNs distraction by the issue. In the obviously tongue-in-cheek video, it seem like Trump is holding a laser pointer and distracting a cat labeled CNN in front of a Hurricane Dorian forecast map, while the comical tune “Yakety Sax” is playing in the background.