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Trump finds a Rear Admiral willing to take the fall for his incorrect Alabama hurricane projection

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President Donald Trump has spent five days trying to justify an incorrect weather forecast projecting Alabama would be hit by Hurricane Dorian. The forecast was changed by Aug. 30, but Trump sent out a tweet Sept. 1 falsely warning Alabama was in the line of fire.

Trump has since tried to save face by saying that his projection was correct, tweeting out several outdated weather maps from the National Weather Service Hurricane Center. It presented a problem because Trump said that he was being briefed on Hurricane Dorian “every hour.” If that was true, it would mean he was either lied to by briefers or he wasn’t told that the storm had turned north and not west.

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Political analysts speculated that Trump was lying about being briefed “every hour,” because if he was hearing the updates, he would have gotten one of the 15 other projections from the National Weather Service that said the hurricane wasn’t heading west.

By Thursday afternoon, Trump found a scapegoat.

“While Dorian batters SC, the White House just released a statement from Rear Admiral Peter Brown defending the president’s comments on Dorian and Alabama. Brown says he briefed the president on Sept. 1 on the ‘possibility of tropical storm force winds in southeastern Alabama,'” tweeted Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey.

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It’s unclear if Rear Admiral Brown was using an old map to brief the president.


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David Letterman jokes ‘enormous fellow’ Donald Trump can ‘eat the restaurant empty’

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The folks over at TMZ caught up David Letterman in Los Angeles this Thursday and asked him his thoughts on which presidential candidate, Donald Trump or Michael Bloomberg, is more fun to have dinner with.

Letterman, who knows both men well, and according to the former late-night talk show host. "there'd be nothing left" on the plate.

"He's such an enormous fellow, he would eat he restaurant empty," Letterman said.

In regards to Bloomberg, Letterman said, "I think he eats like a bird."

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‘Possibly the craziest and scariest thing he has done’: Conservative blasts Trump for DNI Richard Grenell

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot blasted President Donald Trump's new appointee Richard Grenell to take over as acting director of national intelligence.

Previously, Trump was furious at his acting DNI when he learned that Democrats were given an intelligence briefing. The source speaking to the Post said that Trump gave Maguire a “dressing down” that left the former acting DNI “despondent.”

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FBI investigating Erik Prince for arms trafficking after attempt to modify crop dusters into attack aircraft: report

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly investigating prominent Donald Trump supporter Erik Prince for violating arms trafficking laws.

"Prince, an heir to a billion-dollar fortune who is widely viewed as a shadow adviser to the president, is under federal investigation for his 2015 attempt to modify two American-made crop-dusting planes into attack aircraft — a violation of arms trafficking regulations," The Intercept reported Thursday, citing "two people familiar with the investigation."

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