President Donald Trump on Monday bashed at ABC News for its reporting on the President’s tweet that Hurricane Dorian was expected to impact Alabama.
“Such a phony hurricane report by lightweight reporter @jonkarl of @ABCWorldNews,” Trump tweeted, targeting the network’s chief White House correspondent. “I suggested yesterday at [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] that, along with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, even Alabama could possibly come into play, which WAS true.”
“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!” he added.
Trump received criticism on Sunday when he wrote on Twitter that Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia and Alabama would “most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” Meanwhile, he also told reporters at the White House that “Alabama is going to get a piece” of the storm, The Hill wrote.
Major news agencies reported that Trump’s statement was incorrect, with some adding that a confusion among residents of Alabama were confused.
Around 20 minutes after his tweet, the National Weather Service tweeted a response to Trump’s claim.
“Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian,” the agency tweeted. “We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east.”