One would think that with all the negative coverage of Donald Trump’s lack of weather forecasting prowess — after his ludicrously mistaken warning for Alabamians over the threat of Hurricane Dorian — the president would simply avoid the topic of weather altogether.
Yet there he was at his Fayetteville, North Carolina rally tonight committing yet another weather-related gaffe that will only exacerbate the increasing public conviction that the president is dangerously non compos mentis.
CNN‘s Brian Stelter tweeted out the latest sign of rapidly encroaching dementia as he reported on Trump’s comments on the supposedly drenched crowds waiting patiently to get into the venue to hear him try to get Republican Dan Bishop elected to the House seat that has been vacant since the 2018 election results were invalidated because of the election fraud committed by the campaign of the previous GOP candidate for the seat.
Trump just said there are people in line for his rally and "they are soaking wet." Per CNN's @betsy_klein, "it is 88 and sunny here in Fayetteville. It has not rained here today."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 9, 2019
Apparently Trump does need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows…and whether it is raining or not.
There is no word yet on any progress made by the local National Weather Service personnel in attempting to revise earlier weather forecasts and precipitation data to correspond with the president’s description of the current atmospheric conditions in Fayetteville, but given what happened to their colleagues in the Birmingham, Alabama branch of the agency, there’s no doubt that some Trump functionary is trying to get them with the program to avoid the wrath of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” — George Orwell, 1984.
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Original reporting by Brian Stelter at CNN.
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