People are mocking Trump for displaying an altered map of Hurricane Dorian with hilarious #SharpieGate memes

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People are mocking Trump for displaying an altered map of Hurricane Dorian with hilarious #SharpieGate memes

U.S. President Donald Trump looks at a tracking forecast map on Hurricane Dorian as he receives a status report on the storm in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Trump shows a map of Hurricane Dorian's trajectory altered with a black Sharpie.

  • The Internet ruthlessly mocked President Donald Trump with the hashtag #SharpieGate for posing with NOAA map altered with a Sharpie to wrongly show Hurricane Dorian's trajectory passing by Alabama. 
  • Trump has spent the last several days doubling down on a baseless Sunday tweet claiming that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian, even after being rebuked by the National Weather Service. 
  • Rather than simply acknowledge his mistake, Trump went on to attack the media and claim that Alabama was initially forecasted to be in Dorian's path -culminating in the Sharpie-altered map.
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The Internet ruthlessly mocked President Donald Trump with the hashtag #SharpieGate after an official NOAA forecast appeared to have been altered with a Sharpie to incorrectly show Hurricane Dorian's trajectory passing by Alabama. 

Trump has spent the last several days doubling down on a baseless Sunday tweet claiming that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian, writing, "in addition to Florida - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated."

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Read more: White House photo shows Trump being briefed with accurate Hurricane Dorian map before it was altered to include Alabama

Even after being rebuked by the National Weather Service, Trump continued to argue that it was initially possible for Alabama to be affected by Dorian, which caused at least 21 fatalities and leveled entire islands in the Bahamas over the weekend. 

Rather than simply acknowledge his mistake, Trump went on to attack the media and claim that Alabama was initially forecasted to be in Dorian's path -culminating in the Sharpie-altered map appearing in an official Oval Office briefing. 

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Here are some of the best #SharpieGate tweets and memes: 

Read more of Insider's coverage of Hurricane Dorian:

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Hurricane Dorian is moving up the US coast, with Georgia and the Carolinas in its path. Here is where and when it's due to go next.

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