As President Trump faces ongoing criticism for quadrupling down on his false claim that Hurricane Dorian originally posed a threat to Alabama by sharing a doctored forecast map, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham decided to call out CNN on Thursday over a graphic the network aired that appears to mislabel Alabama as Mississippi.
“Hi @CNN, I know you guys are busy analyzing lines on a map, but perhaps you use your time to study up on U.S. geography?” Grisham tweeted along with a screenshot of the graphic.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) September 5, 2019
CNN responded later Thursday, saying the error was corrected “in less than 30 seconds” and it was acknowledging the mistake.
“You all should try it sometime,” the network fired back at the White House from its public relations account.
Thanks, Stephanie. Yes, we made a mistake (which we fixed in less than 30 seconds). And now we are admitting it. You all should try it sometime.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) September 5, 2019
The president, who has told over 12,000 lies in less than 3 years, has repeatedly insisted that originally “certain models strongly suggested” Dorian would pass over Florida before hitting Alabama, though this was never a prediction offered by the National Hurricane Center.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham tweeted Sunday, shortly after Trump first said the storm would hit Alabama, that the state will “NOT see any impacts from Dorian.”
Some Twitter users responded by asking Grisham to call out Fox News for their past on-air graphic errors:
— Concerned Citizen (@politicsbos) September 5, 2019
Others shared newly resurfaced mugshots showing Grisham after DUI arrests in 2013 and 2015:
Looking forward to #3 pic.twitter.com/acBnZoybbC
— Michael Ian Tresser (@TresserMichael) September 5, 2019
Trump hires only the best… pic.twitter.com/XS6PLKGLiZ
— Maplewood75 (@pja53) September 5, 2019