Trump holds a chart showing the original projected track of Hurricane Dorian that appears to have been extended to include parts of the Florida panhandle and of the state of Alabama [John Ernst/Reuters]

US President Donald Trump has shown a map of Hurricane Dorian’s trajectory that appeared to include a hand-drawn half-circle that extended the cone of uncertainty over a swath of Alabama.

Trump claimed on Wednesday that the map was the original forecast, but a similar map shown by the White House last week did not include any impact on Alabama. 

Trump surprised many, and especially the National Weather Service on Sunday, when he tweeted that Alabama, along with the Carolinas and Georgia, “will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”

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