The Daily Populous

Thursday September 5th, 2019 evening edition

image for #Sharpiegate Trends as People Mock Trump For Showing Hurricane Dorian Path Map Altered With Pen

President Donald Trump has been widely mocked after he displayed a map showing Hurricane Dorian's projected path in the Oval Office which appeared to have been altered with a marker pen to falsely show it was expected to hit Alabama.

The map, dated from August 29, has what appears to be a black marker pen line added on to show Dorian could hit south-east Alabama by Tuesday morning (September 3).

When a reporter in the Oval office asked whether a Sharpie was used to add the black loop into the corner of Alabama, Trump replied, "I don't know, I don't know."

The original NHC map, without the black line, is still available to view online.

Social media users ridiculed Trump over #Sharpiegate, with many saying it is another example where the president has openly made false claims, exaggerated or attempted to mislead the public.

"This was the originally projected path of the Hurricane in its early stages," Trump tweeted.

The map also has the disclaimer: "NHC advisories and county emergency statements supersede this product. »

2020 Election Could Put Oil Out Of Business

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But perhaps the most striking thing about the climate plans is where the candidates agree.

For instance, they will all rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, which, given the scale of the climate crisis, is child’s play.

The candidates point out that to fundamentally transform the energy system, and to hit climate targets that are becoming exceedingly difficult to reach, oil and gas reserves need to be left in the ground. »

Jussie Smollett lawyers: Actor unaware alleged attack would trigger 'extensive investigation'

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EMBED >More News Videos "Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs.

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Europe will not accept US verdict on 737 Max safety

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Europe's aviation safety watchdog will not accept a US verdict on whether Boeing's troubled 737 Max is safe.

Instead, the European Aviation Safety Agency (Easa) will run its own tests on the plane before approving a return to commercial flights.

But Easa told the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) there would be "no delegation" on safety approval in a letter sent on 1 April. »