Donald Trump ignores US tsunami warning and tweets about CNN 'fake news' instead

Donald Trump failed to mention a tsunami warning in his daily Twitter tirade (Rex)

Donald Trump’s daily Twitter tirade is nothing new but today he ignored a major tsunami warning – choosing to focus on “fake news” instead.

The President ranted about Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer’s climbdown on immigrants so that the US government could reopen after a shutdown.

However, Trump made no mention of a magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska’s Kodiak Island prompting a tsunami warning for a large part of coastal Alaska and Canada’s British Columbia.

Trump tweeted: “Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: ‘Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again…Schumer and Dems caved…gambled and lost.’

“Thank you for your honesty Jim!”

A less severe tsunami watch is in effect for California, Oregon and Washington after the strong earthquake was recorded about 175 miles south east of Kodiak Island early on Tuesday morning.

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Warnings from the US National Weather Service sent to mobile phones in Alaska warned: “Emergency Alert. Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground or move inland.”

Kodiak officials warned residents to evacuate if they lived in low-lying areas. People reported on social media that the quake was felt hundreds of miles away, in Anchorage.

The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that, based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, “widespread hazardous tsunami waves were possible”.

The west coast of the United States is on a tsunami alert following a huge earthquake (Tsunami.gov)

Trump’s tweet about the reopening of government came after Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill.

Their objections were dropped in return for assurances from Republican leaders that they will soon address immigration and other contentious issues.

Schumer lent his backing to the agreement during a speech on the chamber’s floor.

The White House said that Democrats caved under pressure.

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