#SharpieGate: Social media explodes with hilarious drawings mocking Trump's fake Hurricane Dorian weather map
Many across America were astonished that President Donald Trump drew on an official government weather map, apparently with a Sharpie, an expanded range of where Dorian had been projected to travel to avoid admitting he lied about the devastatingly huge hurricane moving into Alabama. Trump’s drawing, which appeared in a press event on national television, clearly was fake.
And yes, the president may have committed an illegal act.
It did, however, inspire #SharpieGate, perhaps one of the funniest Trump scandals in a long time – with many posting to social media their own doctored versions of images that would fit Trump’s altered sense of reality.
The red arrow shows the expanded area Trump doctored:
Here are some other altered photos posted to Twitter that fit Trump’s altered sense of reality:
@gregpinelo Great minds. https://t.co/GryLuH0Rd7— Chuck (@Chuck)1567628380.0
@francismmaxwell @DevinCow https://t.co/tfpNAJGDZB— David B. Landes (@David B. Landes)1567655297.0
See...? https://t.co/OjRtcHyd0j— Jo (@Jo)1567630727.0
Trump releases photo to show he’s taller than Obama. https://t.co/U4K7C4MzQI— Schooley (@Schooley)1567629408.0
@realDonaldTrump Also, while we’re at it... Apologies for this too, lamestream media?? https://t.co/lIcrlR3GvW— Jo (@Jo)1567636747.0
Trump's clean coal #sharpiegate https://t.co/taa5H7fCP3— Shawn (@Shawn)1567664879.0
The best one yet. #sharpiegate https://t.co/fyoC3IqRJ4— NoEmptySuits mourns #NotoriusRBG (@NoEmptySuits mourns #NotoriusRBG)1567664188.0
Latest weather map... https://t.co/HDCjb5jQil— Bill Harnsberger (@Bill Harnsberger)1567633022.0
OMG! The White House released a new photo of President Trump golfing. #sharpiegate #sharpie https://t.co/BZz1lUUUqL— Mark Novata (@Mark Novata)1567629171.0
BREAKING: White House circulating this photo to prove @RealDonaldTrump never met Jeffrey Epstein #SharpieTrump… https://t.co/CzeoepEZiu— Putin Paid Bounties On Soldiers (@Putin Paid Bounties On Soldiers)1567643615.0
Ah, the truth finally comes out. #sharpiegate https://t.co/gqh93ZfDUL— jason almenas (@jason almenas)1567650718.0