Trump forced to deny personally doctoring hurricane map after sharpie spotted on his desk
“They thought they would get it as a piece of it. It was supposed to go — actually we have a better map than that which is going to be presented where we had many lines going directly, many models, each line being a model, and they were going directly through. And in all cases Alabama was hit.”
Any doctoring of an NHC map could also be illegal, as a US law on false weather reports states it is a violation to "knowingly issue or publish any counterfeit weather forecast or warning of weather conditions falsely representing such forecast or warning to have been issued or published by the Weather Bureau".
The graphic was also produced a full four days before Mr Trump on Sunday insisted Alabama “most likely” would be hit by the record-breaking hurricane. By then, no forecasters were predicting any issue for the southern state, but Mr Trump at an emergency briefing claimed the information about Alabama “just came up, unfortunately”.