By Maegan Vazquez | CNN
President Donald Trump showed a map of Hurricane Dorian’s trajectory in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon that appeared to include an addition showing the storm potentially affecting a large section of Alabama.
Trump claimed the map was the original forecast. But a similar image released by the White House last week did not include any impact on Alabama in its forecast.
“That was the original chart, and you see it was going to hit not only Florida but Georgia,” Trump claimed Wednesday during a briefing, while showing a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map with a black line encircling a portion of Alabama.
“It took a right turn. And, ultimately, hopefully we’re going to be lucky. It depends on what happens with South Carolina and North Carolina,” he added.
NOAA referred questions to the White House, whose press office did not immediately respond to questions about the map.
A NOAA spokeswoman also declined to answer whether Alabama had ever been in the cone of impact, saying she would need to follow up because she didn’t have the information in front of her.
Over the course of the storm’s development, Trump has erroneously claimed multiple times that Alabama had been in the …read more
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