Many across America were astonished that President Donald Trump drew on an official government weather map, apparently with a Sharpie, an expanded range of where Dorian had been projected to travel to avoid admitting he lied about the devastatingly huge hurricane moving into Alabama. Trump’s drawing, which appeared in a press event on national television, clearly was fake.
And yes, the president may have committed an illegal act.
It did, however, inspire #SharpieGate, perhaps one of the funniest Trump scandals in a long time – with many posting to social media their own doctored versions of images that would fit Trump’s altered sense of reality.
The red arrow shows the expanded area Trump doctored:
Here are some other altered photos posted to Twitter that fit Trump’s altered sense of reality:
BREAKING: Trump releases new inauguration photo confirming massive crowd pic.twitter.com/s9BdTx8s7y
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) September 4, 2019
Great minds. pic.twitter.com/GryLuH0Rd7
— Chuck (@ivychat) September 4, 2019
— David B. Landes (@World_ly) September 5, 2019
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) September 4, 2019
Trump releases photo to show he’s taller than Obama. pic.twitter.com/U4K7C4MzQI
— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 4, 2019
— Peter Trump (@ShutUpTiff) September 5, 2019
Also, while we’re at it…
Apologies for this too, lamestream media?? pic.twitter.com/lIcrlR3GvW
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) September 4, 2019
— Shawn (@AxlWarpshaft01) September 5, 2019
— NoEmptySuits (@NoEmptySuits) September 5, 2019
Latest weather map… pic.twitter.com/HDCjb5jQil
— Bill Harnsberger (@BillinPortland) September 4, 2019
— Mark Novata (@mark_novata) September 4, 2019
— MusicReviewer (@MusicReviewer7) September 5, 2019
— Jason Almenas (@striderno9) September 5, 2019
Republican impeachment antics backfire as GOP congresswoman Elise Stefanik sets herself on fire
Since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives following sweeping midterm victories last year, Republicans have had little recourse to stop attempts at congressional oversight of the Trump administration. So, they’ve resorted to rotating a few willing members to dutifully gaslight, grandstand and exhibit fake outrage while hoping to create the illusion of fighting the good fight — all for Fox News hosts who hail them as the true heroes of the republic.This article was originally published at Salon
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace erupts over GOP attempt to question Vindman’s loyalty: ‘I’m constantly shocked by the bottomlessness’
During a roundtable discussion on MSNBC this Tuesday, host Nicolle Wallace slammed Republicans' apparent attempts to call into question Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's patriotism during his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
"This is the smear campaign against Lt. Col. Vindman," Wallace said. "It is active, it is live, and today it spilled out in this public hearing."
"I am constantly shocked by the bottomlessness of the Republicans' cravennesses in trying to defend Donald Trump," she said later in the segment. "This is an active duty military person sitting there in his uniform talking about his story, but it does not put any brakes in the system on a line of questioning clearly intended to insinuate that he has duel loyalties."
Trump mounts sexist attack on Pelosi during impeachment hearing: ‘I think the woman is grossly incompetent’
President Donald Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from the White House on Tuesday.
As impeachment testimony was underway in the House, Trump told reporters in a Cabinet meeting that Pelosi is "grossly incompetent."
The president also said that Republicans are "killing it" in the impeachment hearings.
But Trump took a shot at Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an expert on Ukraine who was testifying at the time.
"I don't know him. ... I never saw the man," he said. "I understand now he wears his uniform when he goes in. No, I don't know Vindman at all. What I do know is that even he said that the transcript was correct."