07:08 GMT06 July 2020
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    As portions of the United States brace for disastrous Hurricane Dorian forecast to hit the US East Coast on Monday, US President Donald Trump was again caught by reporters in DC on Sunday making controversial statements - reportedly similar to his remarks on the devastating aftermath of 2017's Hurricane Irma.

    “We don't even know what's coming at us [...] All we know is it's possibly the biggest. I have... I am not sure I'm not sure that I've ever even heard of the Category Five, I knew it existed [...] And I've seen some Category Fours, you don't even see them that much, but a Category Five is something that I don't know that I've ever even heard the term other than I know it's there”, Trump said at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters during news conference.

    Trump recently returned from Camp David where he spent the weekend while the 'life-threatening storm' - according to the National Hurricane Centre - barreled over the Bahamas, turning a tropical paradise into Hell on Earth.

    Local netizens criticized Trump's script-reading statement at the FEMA headquarters, recalling the president's controversial response to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico in 2017 and his mega projects, including a notorious border wall with Mexico. Some remarked that Trump is more keen to golf than to respond to Hurricane Dorian.

    As one of the most powerful hurricanes in recorded history approaches the US, Dorian has people on the coast scrambling from Florida to South and North Carolina, as state and local authorities prepare for the deadly storm's landfall, as well as subsequent flooding and probable loss of power.

    The US state of Florida will reportedly be a critical state in the 2020 US presidential election. Trump is still under fire for his controversial response to Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, killing some 3,000 people.


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