President Donald Trump extended his Alabama tweet into yet another news cycle by insisting he'd been right all along, and other Twitter users watched in astonishment.
The president warned Sunday that Alabama -- along with Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina -- would "most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated," although projections showing Hurricane Dorian reaching the Gulf Coast had been revised days earlier to show the storm would stay along the Atlantic Coast.
But Trump has repeatedly insisted he was right along, and even altered a map with a Sharpie to prove it, but on Friday retroactively downgraded his projection to claim Alabama might only have been "grazed or hit."
The Fake News Media was fixated on the fact that I properly said, at the beginnings of Hurricane Dorian, that in ad… https://t.co/xbmq9l9POT— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567780186.0
Other Twitter users mocked Trump for keeping the story alive for at least another day.
@realDonaldTrump you seem to be the one that's fixated on it— Rob (@Rob)1567781356.0
@realDonaldTrump US President's humiliating, scary, public meltdown continues into Day 6.— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1567780558.0
@realDonaldTrump never let this go. It’s so important— Dave Itzkoff (@Dave Itzkoff)1567780778.0
We are now in ***DAY 5*** of Trump ranting and railing about how Alabama was threatened by Dorian https://t.co/c7WTq5zyP5— Brian Tashman (@Brian Tashman)1567780882.0
he still thinks he deserves an apology for his blatant lying about alabama this is where we are https://t.co/aIkTu9Vxa0— darth™ (@darth™)1567780418.0
@realDonaldTrump OMG!! I am actually beginning to feel sorry for you. How miserable a life it must be for someone l… https://t.co/GpKdnH6KSb— maggie moonbeam- sassafrass (@maggie moonbeam- sassafrass)1567781563.0
@realDonaldTrump This is like your 70th tweet about this let's be real about the "fixated" party here.— SchlubLife™️ (@SchlubLife™️)1567781378.0
@realDonaldTrump Call the Governor of Alabama and ask her why she sent the Alabama National Guard to Florida on Aug… https://t.co/uNSJbEA802— Mrs Olson Says (@Mrs Olson Says)1567781487.0
@realDonaldTrump The only words in this loony rant that matter: fixated Crazy I made a mistake Check out maps.....— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1567780813.0
@realDonaldTrump holy shit you’re still talking about Alabama— Chris Jackson (@Chris Jackson)1567780246.0
this has become one of the longest running news cycles of the trump administration, solely because he will not shut… https://t.co/GXJrWthcfZ— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1567780584.0