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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:26 PM

Official threatened to fire employees over Dorian tweet



New York Times: Commerce secretary threatened to fire top NOAA employees if they didn't disavow Alabama tweet
By Chandelis Duster

Updated at 6:01 PM ET, Mon September 9, 2019





Washington (CNN) Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employees if the agency didn't disavow a tweet from a regional office that contradicted President Donald Trump's false claim that Hurricane Dorian was likely to hit Alabama, according to a report by The New York Times.
According to three people cited in the Times report on Monday, Ross called acting NOAA Administrator Neil Jacobs and told him to fix the National Weather Service's contradiction of Trump's claim. When Jacobs opposed the demand, Ross told him NOAA's political staff would be fired, the Times reported.
The report also says Ross' threat to fire the employees is what caused NOAA on Friday to disavow a tweet from the NWS' Birmingham, Alabama, office that had contradicted Trump's claim.
A Commerce Department spokesperson denied the story."


https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/09/09/politics/wilbur-ross-noaa-employees/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F



This country is in serious trouble.


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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:29 PM

1. OTOH...



this shows the general public how inane the WH is.
and it shows experienced mental health watchers that trump is indeed having more melt downs.
for someone of his level of madness, the week long obsession over the forecast issue is pretty glaring.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 04:38 AM

2. I like how the head of NOAA

Didn't fall on his sword for Trump and resign.

The word got out that Ross demanded resignations. He's still in his job and everyone knows about it.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 04:51 AM

3. No everyone doesn't know about it. Only those who pay attention

Most people don't pay attention to the news. Others believe anything donald tells them to believe.

I wish I was more optimistic.

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