President Donald Trump's press secretary tried to clean up his ongoing debacle over placing Alabama in Hurricane Dorian's path, but things didn't go well for her.
The president warned Sunday that Alabama was in danger from the powerful hurricane, although forecasts by that point showed Dorian headed north from Florida up the eastern seaboard, rather than toward the Gulf Coast.
Trump continues to insist he was correct, and even altered a weather map with a marker in an attempt to prove he was right -- and his White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tried to help by pointing out CNN had misidentified Alabama as Mississippi in a map graphic.
Hi @CNN, I know you guys are busy analyzing lines on a map, but perhaps you use your time to study up on U.S. geogr… https://t.co/Up8qX80yne— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1567697869.0
CNN quickly responded, and Grisham was met with a fusillade of mockery and criticism.
@PressSec @CNN Thanks, Stephanie. Yes, we made a mistake (which we fixed in less than 30 seconds). And now we are a… https://t.co/ymJkTgXfhr— CNN Communications (@CNN Communications)1567703112.0
@PressSec @CNN well that's it, i agree that CNN's graphics guy is grossly unfit to be President— Kat Bjelland Death Scream (@Kat Bjelland Death Scream)1567698325.0
@PressSec @CNN Are you day drinking Steph? Hopefully you'll take an uber.— Wendimyb #Resistance (@Wendimyb #Resistance)1567697926.0
@PressSec @CNN maybe someone needs to draw you a map of how to get to the press briefing room— Mark Gray (@Mark Gray)1567703577.0
@PressSec @CNN Aw, Steph thinks she's cute. Trump made a huge mistake, lied about it and likely committed a crime,… https://t.co/Vdr8l4Dqc5— Tink53 (@Tink53)1567699380.0
@PressSec @CNN It the same as when google scrubbed the word covfefe from the internet because PDJT used it in a twe… https://t.co/AlcGAUXuS8— BC (@BC)1567700891.0
@PressSec @CNN Plowin' the road for Trump. That's not in your job description. I pay your salary. Not the Trump campaign. Act like it.— Chris Griffith (@Chris Griffith)1567704244.0
@PressSec @CNN Is this a parody account? Because...holy wow.— Verbaluce (@Verbaluce)1567698420.0
@PressSec When are you going to hold your first news conference?— Michael Edgecomb (@Michael Edgecomb)1567698518.0
@PressSec @CNN So you’re saying you can’t get the boss to let this go either? Just hide the sharpies. Consider writ… https://t.co/yFbhdMsAQ5— Dr Faustus (@Dr Faustus)1567698511.0
@PressSec @CNN Dorian's still not affecting Alabama in anyway, Stephanie.— 3️⃣5️⃣ Days Until Trump Is Gone🗽 (@3️⃣5️⃣ Days Until Trump Is Gone🗽)1567698784.0