Donald Trump shares stunning pic of lightning bolt striking behind Air Force Two as storm forces him to cancel tour of Hurricane Dorian devastation

Donald Trump shares stunning pic of lightning bolt striking behind Air Force Two as storm forces him to cancel tour of Hurricane Dorian devastation

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DONALD Trump has shared an incredible photograph showing lightning striking behind Air Force Two.

The wild weather forced him to abandon a tour of Hurricane Dorian damage amid fears for this safety. 

Donald Trump tweeted this dramatic picture
Donald Trump tweeted this dramatic picture
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Air Force Two is a Boeing C-32 which is normally used by the US Vice President. It is not clear why Trump was not flying in Air Force One which is a Boeing VC-25A.

The hurricane has unleashed massive damage in the Bahamas where 50 people have died but also in North Carolina. 

The President tweeted the image which shows a vertical lightning bolt cracking across the stormy skies at a Marine Corps air station in North Carolina. 

He wrote: “Departing MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina for Fayetteville, North Carolina.

“This is amazing.”

Earlier Trump was all set for a helicopter tour with Governor Roy Cooper to survey the damage.

But because of safety fears he was briefed on the presidential plane instead. 

The lightning struck shortly after he landed at the air station in Havelock.

There were three deaths in the state connected to Hurricane Dorian and 3,500 people are still without power. 

Floodwaters receding from North Carolina’s Outer Banks have left behind a trail of devastation. 

Donald Trump was briefed aboard Air Force One instead
Donald Trump was briefed aboard Air Force One instead
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Dorian wreaked havoc parts of the islands on Friday as it worked its way up the East Coast after pummelling the Bahamas.

Trump then flew to Fayetteville where he held a rally for Republican Dan Bishop in a closely-watched special election that is taking place today. 

Crucially Bishop is campaigning against Democrat Dan McCready in a Republican-leaning congressional district.

Severe flooding conditions can been seen in Ocracoke Island after Hurricane Dorian landfall
Severe flooding conditions can been seen in Ocracoke Island after Hurricane Dorian landfall
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Water floods Highway 12 as Hurricane Dorian hits the area
Water floods Highway 12 as Hurricane Dorian hits the area
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A girl removes personal belongings from her damaged home after a tornado spawned by Hurricane Dorian ripped apart her roof in Carolina Shores
A girl removes personal belongings from her damaged home after a tornado spawned by Hurricane Dorian ripped apart her roof in Carolina Shores
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But the devastation was far worse in the Bahamas
But the devastation was far worse in the Bahamas
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A woman receives medical help from a Search and Rescue Team from the Emergency Management Office of the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico
A woman receives medical help from a Search and Rescue Team from the Emergency Management Office of the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Looting has been reported in some areas
Looting has been reported in some areas
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