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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 11:59 AM

White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON ó The White House was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted President Trumpís claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama, according to several people familiar with the events.

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly disavow the forecastersí position that Alabama was not at risk. NOAA, which is part of the Commerce Department, issued an unsigned statement last Friday in response, saying that the Birmingham, Ala., office was wrong to dispute the presidentís warning.

In pressing NOAAís acting administrator to take action, Mr. Ross warned that top employees at the agency could be fired if the situation was not addressed, The New York Times previously reported. Mr. Rossís spokesman has denied that he threatened to fire anyone, and a senior administration official on Wednesday said Mr. Mulvaney did not tell the commerce secretary to make such a threat.

The release of the NOAA statement provoked complaints that the Trump administration was improperly intervening in the professional weather forecasting system to justify the presidentís mistaken assertion. The Commerce Departmentís inspector general is investigating how that statement came to be issued, saying it could call into question scientific independence.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/us/politics/trump-alabama-noaa.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:07 PM

1. Why am I not surprised?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:12 PM

2. My contempt for these clowns knows no bounds.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:13 PM

3. My biggest sin as a child... "contradicting" my mother...

... She was, unfortunately, a raging narcissist. All this behavior seems so familiar and predictable.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:19 PM

4. Who is surprised by this?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:35 PM

5. So who will be the "fall guy"

one wonders?

The "season" isn't over until the end of November. Will Mulvaney become the Chief weather forecaster for the nation?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:39 PM

6. Keep this story alive forever!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:46 PM

7. I said, as others have, that weasel Ross was only taking directions from Trump-#WH!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:05 PM

8. Impeach now!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:28 PM

9. If Trump is allowed to control national weather predictions, what's next?

Fake tornado warnings in blue districts on election day? Repressing dire weather-warnings on the day of one of his rallies, to ensure a big turnout?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:50 PM

10. "You don't understand! This whiny crybaby we work for is going to make our lives a living hell

until there is some type of apology given. For the love of God, just give us something we can show him!"*



*A presumed quote

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:28 PM

11. According to Donald J Trump

the J is for jenius.

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