Trump calls out ABC over report he claimed Dorian could hit Alabama
President Donald Trump comes after an ABC and news correspondent Jonathan Karl for the network once again reporting about his tweets. This time, he blasts the network for reporting his claims on Hurricane Dorian and how he expects it to make an impact on Alabama.
In his first tweet, he said:
Such a phony hurricane report by lightweight reporter @jonkarl of @ABCWorldNews. I suggested yesterday that along with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Calorina, even Alabama could possibly come into play, which WAS true.
He then continued:
They made a big deal about this when in fact, under certain original scenarios, it was in fact correct that Alabama could have received some 'hurt'. Always good to be prepared. But the Fake News is only interested in demeaning and belittling. Didn't play my whole sentence or statement. Bad people!
President Trump suggested and had a conversation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. His comment on the hurricane did surprise people while others expressed disapproval. He tweeted this last Sunday where he said that Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama would "most likely be hit [much] harder than anticipated."
In a press conference held at the White House, he also told reporters that "Alabama is going to get a piece" of the hurricane. This met criticism as no other officials or agencies have confirmed about Alabama being affected by the storm.
Some major news outlets claim that President Trump's statement is false and without ground. They believe that this has caused confusion. In response to POTUS' tweets, the National Weather Service replied, tweeting
Alabama will NOR see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no umpacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east.
Hurricane Dorian downgraded into a Category 4 status. It is expected that it will head towards Southern U.S. State of Emergency has been declared in Florida, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. ABC News declined interviews asking for a response to President Trump's tweets.