He posted nine tweets and five maps about
He defended a doctored hurricane map that had been altered with a black Sharpie to include the state.
And he had his
As Hurricane Dorian battered the Carolinas with torrential rain and wind Thursday, President
For a fourth straight day, Trump's
Trump also took to Twitter again to defend his use of a doctored and outdated hurricane map that looped in
In effect, Trump was attempting to bend time - claiming that a projection that was several days out of date was accurate at the time he warned
"Just as I said,
Trump's fixation on his erroneous Dorian warnings underscores a long history of defending inaccurate claims - from the crowd size at his inaugural address to false claims of voter fraud in 2016 to fictional "unknown Middle Easterners" streaming across the southern border in migrant caravans.
"He's doubling down on the worst sides of his troubled personality - to never admit an error and to continue obsessing about it, and emphasizing it, when it doesn't serve him well to do so," he said. "He doesn't move along because he is incapable of moving along."
Trump, who canceled a trip to
"Always good to be prepared! But the
"What I said was accurate!
Trump, who has privately and publicly griped about media coverage during the Group of 7 summit last month, complained extensively to administration officials this week about coverage of the
"While speaking to the press on
It was Trump who used a black Sharpie to mark up an official
"No one else writes like that on a map with a black Sharpie," the official said of the map, which added
Trump has recently fixated on minor targets of grievance that aides and Republican lawmakers would prefer he avoid, such as former aide
On Sunday, after a weekend spent at
Twenty minutes after Trump tweeted Sunday that
Just a few minutes later, the president spoke to reporters and again claimed that
Brown, who joined the
"We spent two days at
An NSC spokesman did not respond to questions about whether Brown had briefed the president about updated forecasts over the weekend that showed
Brown said in his statement Thursday that he had briefed Trump on the hurricane Sunday morning using forecasts from the
"These products showed possible storm impacts well outside the official forecast cone," he wrote.
During a briefing at
"It may get a little piece of a great place: It's called
Maps tweeted out by Trump on Thursday showed part of southeastern
Trump claimed Wednesday that
“I don’t know if he felt it necessary to pull out a Sharpie and change the map, I don’t know if one of his aides felt they had to do that to protect his ego,” he said. “No matter how you cut it, this is an unbelievably sad state of affairs for our country.”
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