The Birmingham office of the National Weather Service was forced to issue a correction on Sunday after President Donald Trump mistakenly told millions of people in Alabama that they were in the path of “one of the largest hurricanes ever.”
Trump made the remarks about Hurricane Dorian in a tweet early Sunday morning.
In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever. Already category 5. BE CAREFUL! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2019
Several hours later, the National Weather Service issued an unusual tweet to assure the residents of Alabama that they are safe.
— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) September 1, 2019
At a FEMA briefing on Sunday, Trump continued to be obsessed with the incorrect belief that the hurricane is headed to his Mar-a-Lago resort before it hits Alabama, which it won’t.