Understanding how Trump lied about hurricane Dorian helps us understand how he lies about everything else he’s lying about. Which is unfortunately a lot of things.
To be an informed citizen we all need to understand better how to tell if someone is lying. That is especially difficult when the lie is multilayered or exists in a complex web of deceptions. Trump often uses facts out of context, but in the case of Hurricane Dorian and Trumps assertion that it was going to hit Alabama; he was flat out wrong… And then he lied about it… and then he kept lying about it.
Trump obviously does not care about truth , reality, or facts or any kind, especially when they contradict him. But lying about where a hurricane is heading can cause all sorts problems such as causing people to begin to prepare to evacuate, or even to unnecessarily evacuate, which can be hazardous when done en masse.
Trump Administration said Donald was getting hourly updates. But if that were true then Donald would have known on September 1 that the hurricane was heading north and not going to the Alabama. What is clear is that Donald was using a warning chart from August 29, to prove his claim on September 1 was valid. But that is kinda like Donald saying, I never said I was for the US to go into Iraq, even though in a Howard Stern Interview he said, “Yeah, I guess so; I wish the first time it was done correctly.”
The even bigger issue is when Trump/Trump administration via The Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, then were reportedly warning NOAA and related weather officials to support Donald’s lies, or face consequences. This is Donald the bully wanna be mafia boss puffing up his chest again… All because he was wrong yet again.
So once again, is Donald lying or is he really dumb enough to believe his own words?