President Donald Trump attacks the media and his political opponents for "fake news," but when it comes to the weather, the president doesn't have the best track record.
In a tweet from his White House Sunday, a photo of digitally imposed snow appears to fall over the White House.
As publisher and podcaster Liz Gumbinner pointed out, it's 53 degrees and mostly clear in Washington, D.C.
I...just... https://t.co/uAkaM0xfAA— 🗽 Liz Gumbinner (@🗽 Liz Gumbinner)1578882450.0
It isn't the first time Trump and his team have struggled to get weather forecast correct. When a hurricane was bearing down on the United States in 2019, Trump decided that the storm was headed toward Alabama, despite updated forecasts saying the storm had turned. Trump claimed that he was getting constant updates on the hurricane from his advisers, but if that was true, he would have known the storm turned.
The White House clamored together a briefing with a map where Trump had altered an official NOAA weather map with a sharpie to show the storm hitting Alabama.
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You can see other responses to the White House tweet below:
@WhiteHouse It’s been snowing in Russia for two weeks— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1578882734.0
It is not snowing in DC right now (hit 69 degrees earlier). Also, the sun was not out on inauguration day in 2016.… https://t.co/aFdUwohyDY— Heidi Przybyla (@Heidi Przybyla)1578883960.0
@WhiteHouse wut https://t.co/2rk88WzJZb— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence)1578882681.0
@WhiteHouse #fakenews it was 70 today— Dan S #HealthcareVoter (@Dan S #HealthcareVoter)1578882243.0
@WhiteHouse Must be all the document shreddings floating thru the air.— CK (@CK)1578883062.0
The White House lies about important stuff. It lies about stupid stuff. It just lies, lies, lies. https://t.co/80827WY1aH— Joe Gerth (@Joe Gerth)1578884113.0
That's not snow. It Mitch McConnell flinging bags of cocaine all over the District. https://t.co/M72yd0JTNq— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Pradheep J. Shanker)1578884639.0
@WhiteHouse Ummmm https://t.co/ybVQraFNep— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1578882503.0
Will our media be covering both sides of the snow in DC controversy for us?— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1578887628.0
@JamesFallows @WhiteHouse They lie about everything. Absolutely everything.— Alan Ladwig (@Alan Ladwig)1578882433.0
@WhiteHouse Where is it snowing? Nowhere near the White House. Is there anything you people don't lie about?— I'm Just Dan (@I'm Just Dan)1578880904.0
@MollyJongFast @WhiteHouse People were wearing shorts today in Baltimore. My son asked if we could put on the A/C.— Allison Robicelli (@Allison Robicelli)1578883089.0
@MollyJongFast @WhiteHouse He already altered a weather map, so why not alter a picture and pretend that there is s… https://t.co/BDnYiz07of— Does advertising here work? It just did! (@Does advertising here work? It just did!)1578882775.0