Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers are getting worried about Trump's Alabama hurricane obsession

Late night hosts worry about Trump's Alabama hurricane obsession
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Hurricane Dorian is churning up the East Coast, but President Trump "is still obsessed with Alabama," Stephen Colbert said on Thursday's Last Show. Trump's Sharpie edit Wednesday on an outdated NOAA map of Dorian's path "looked stupid, and kind of sad," so he tweeted out another outdated map, this one from the South Florida Water Management District. "That's like getting your MRI at Glamour Shots," he joked. And "Trump stayed laser-focused on where it might have used to have been" throughout the day.

Dorian's "storm surge has come ashore in the country that this man governs," Colbert said. "Hundreds of thousands of people are presently without power. What's it going to be like when he visits the victims of the storm? 'So sad to see the damage here in South Carolina — or as many call it, East Alabama.'"

Yes, when he wasn't tweet-attacking Debra Messing, "Trump's No. 1 focus today was to try to convince us yet again that he wasn't wrong about this hurricane heading toward Alabama," Jimmy Kimmel said at Kimmel Live. "He tweeted six times about this today," and "I have to say, there is no question in my mind, he now wants Alabama to be hit by a hurricane. He is dying for this to happen."

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"Remember when Donald Trump vowed to take out ISIS?" Kimmel asked. "I guess that didn't happen so instead he's going after Will and Grace and Debra 'The Mess' Messing. But that's what happens when you have nothing to do all day — idle hands are the Devil's tiny workshop."

"Trump has been at war with reality virtually his entire adult life," and this Alabama hurricane obsession is just "one of its most insane turns," Seth Meyers said at Late Night, revisiting some of Trump's other easily debunked whoppers. "This whole thing perfectly captures the constant, exhausting bewilderment of living through the Trump Era. There's a very real humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Bahamas, and a dangerous hurricane is threatening the mainland U.S., and meanwhile the president is obsessing over a map he doctored to defend an embarrassing mistake that he is now repeatedly lying about." Watch below. Peter Weber

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