Salvador Hernandez at Buzzfeed:
Showing no signs of backing down or even the slightest inclination to admit he was wrong, President Trump has insisted for five days straight that his false claim that Hurricane Dorian was set to smash into Alabama — contradicting forecasts from government meteorologists — was correct.
But the president's relentless arguments and memes trying to prove himself right reached a tipping point Friday when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service, issued a statement from an unnamed spokesperson backing up the president's claim and casting doubt on a local weather service forecast office which had tried to reassure Alabama residents that despite the president's tweet, there would be "no impacts" from the hurricane felt in the southern state. (The local forecast office proved to be correct.)
Let me assure you the hard working employees of the NWS had nothing to do with the utterly disgusting and disingenuous tweet sent out by NOAA management tonight #NOAA— Dan Sobien (@pres_nwseo) September 6, 2019
A little som’som’ about the Director of Communications of #NOAA who sent out the statement backing up President Bonkers’ hurricane forecast. pic.twitter.com/RXS2FkxXXl— Coastal Elite (@cmkinmia) September 7, 2019
We have checked with several dictionaries and a fourth-grade grammar workbook and although the use of "their" seems to be entirely incorrect, officials at NOAA, NWS and Attorney General Barr now say the president's statement is correct and also not malignantly narcissistic. https://t.co/yvIYQuisLa— David Simon (@AoDespair) September 7, 2019
(He has been making that spelling mistake for years.)