Now Trump really needs to be impeached.

Okay, clickbait headline, but this had me rolling on the floor. Last week President Trump tweeted out concern for states that may be hit by the hurricane. He included Alabama in that tweet, which of course was incorrect, and he took a bunch of flak for it on social media and in the press. Indeed, the National Weather Center – Alabama had to issue a correction to avoid panic in the state.

Today, he pulls out a forecast of the hurricane’s track from last week and attempts to show that, yes, it really did show that it might hit Alabama. Only – the semicircle cone that showed it reaching Alabama was fake – it was drawn on with a Sharpie. A reporter asked Trump whether he altered the map he showed in the Oval Office and he didn’t deny it. “I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know,” he said. How could this sad episode possibly get more embarrassing?

Well, here’s how: it’s actually a crime to falsify a weather forecast.  Here’s U.S. Code, Title: 18, Section: 2074 on False Weather Reports: “Whoever knowingly issues or publishes 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, United States Signal Service, or other branch of the Government service, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both.”

There you have it, folks. Trump and his Sharpie have committed a crime – impeach now!

15 thoughts on “Now Trump really needs to be impeached.

    1. Laughable. The map he altered was obsolete when he showed it to the reporters. And, of course, it did not show Alabama to be in the cone of probabilities which is why some genius altered it with a Sharpie. Is Trump above the law? It is hard to imagine a more significant breach of that law than the President doing it.

      How many laws – major and minor – does Trump have to violate before people like you say “Enough is enough?” I suppose you are waiting to gun down somebody on Fifth Avenue?

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      1. I have not seen the altered map you are referring to.

        However, last week I very definitely did see the spaghetti graphs showing some models reaching the Gulf Coast. I don’t know where previous model runs are archived, but I do remember seeing them and taking note because I have family on the Gulf Coast.

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          1. Here is what was recorded in the Oval Office. Go to 2:45, and you’ll see what the kerfuffle is all about. Also note the update time on the map. Yes, it is Colbert, but it is an accurate video and not altered in any way.

            And even this spaghetti map doesn’t show Alabama being threatened.

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        1. The point which you are deliberately ignoring is that Trump said Alabama was threatened when it no longer was. To justify himself he doctored an obsolete map. The dishonesty is palpable except for the willfully blind. A competent President would keep up with the threat and not be out playing golf. A normal person would simply admit he made an error. But not Trump. He is neither of those.

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    2. What I like about you Doc?
      There are 10s of posts where a reasoned defense of Trump could be made and you will pass them by in favor of the most unreasonable you can make.
      No, it’s not so bad that he mistook the track. That was a gaff. I think the tweet had Alabama in place of Florida at a time when the Dorian was grinding Freeport.

      Maybe it’s just a weather thing with you.

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  1. Well, the curious part was that the official long range cone assessment does show a path across the state.

    So why did someone extend it?

    Was it to prove a point that maybe it could reach Alabama? This was at least ten days out and NOAA did not forecast more than a landfall on the east coast of FL.

    Sounds to me like a verbal gaffe by the president, and then him trying to illustrate that maybe, just maybe AL was in danger. Admission of being wrong? Never.

    Considering the costs of such speculation, it was not a good moment.

    Is it worth putting Pence behind the wheel of the ship of state. I don’t think so.

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    1. Obviously the Democrats are too weak kneed to impeach so this is all just for giggles, but any impeachment would have to get rid of Pence too. He is, by all accounts, a very competent politician. I’d rather have a stupid, bumbling villain than an effective one.

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