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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on hurricane and political winds


October 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Michael has shown that President Donald Trump can't always be counted on to give accurate information to the public when a natural disaster unfolds.

Trump wrongly stated that the hurricane moved across land with blazing speed, which stopped a terrible situation from becoming even worse because the storm didn't linger. He also at least mildly exaggerated the ferocity of the storm's winds.

His rhetorical record in times of calamity has been spotty.

Trump described last year's Hurricane Maria as a Category 5 storm when it hit Puerto Rico; it was a 4. He invented a...

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