Trump says he's never heard of category 5 storm as Hurricane Dorian pounds Bahamas

02 September 2019 - 09:06 By Jessica Levitt
US President Donald Trump has received backlash for his category 5 storm comments.
US President Donald Trump has received backlash for his category 5 storm comments.
Image: AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPAS

Video footage of US President Donald Trump saying he has never heard of a category 5 storm as Hurricane Dorian wreaks havoc in the Bahamas has gone viral, with many pointing out Dorian is the fourth category five storm under his presidency.

Trump delayed a trip to Poland to monitor the effects of Dorian.

In footage from a news conference which has been widely shared, Trump said: "I'm not sure I've even heard of a category five. I knew it existed."

On social media, people were quick to point out previous category five storms as well as Trump's comments related to them.


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