Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told Wilbur Ross to pressure NOAA into defending Donald Trump’s assertions that Alabama was in path of hurricane.

By |2019-09-11T11:37:47-08:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |14 Comments

Are we still talking about this?

Courtesy of NYT:

The White House was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted President Trump’s 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 forecasters’ 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 president’s warning.

In pressing NOAA’s 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. Ross’s 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.

Well we know that the only person who could have told Mick Mulvaney to do this is Donald Trump himself, the acting chief of staff does not answer to anybody else but him. 

However Trump is denying the obvious.

Courtesy of Politico:

President Donald Trump denied that his chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was acting on his orders when Mulvaney reportedly directed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to pressure a federal agency to rebuke scientists who had contradicted Trump’s hurricane claims.

“No, I never did that — I never did that,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday, dismissing the entire scandal as “a hoax by the fake news media.”

“When they talk about the hurricane and when they talk about Florida and Alabama, that is just fake news,” the president went on. “Right from the beginning, it was a fake story.”

How can it be fake news or a hoax if Trump was the one who tweeted it out first and then doubled down on it when confronted by reporters?

Did the “fake news media” draw on this map with a Sharpie as well?

No, this is proof that Trump directly interfered with a federal agency’s responsibility to deliver factual information in the time of an emergency. 

Scientists at NOAA knew Trump was wrong and they were threatened into silence while somebody at NOAA issued that lie to protect the fearless leader’s fragile feelings. 

Thanks to the Trump White House people do not believe a single thing that the government has to say, and now they are not even sure they should trust the official storm warnings. 

Ever since he took office Trump has been waging a war on facts, and if he can cow enough federal agencies and politicians into covering for him he might start winning.

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  1. Beaglemom September 11, 2019 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    How can the whole “Hurricane-Dorian-Is-Coming-for-Alabama” have been fake news when the original tweet and subsequent Sharpie map scribble was done by Don the Con himself? Did he send out “fake news” just to get everyone in a tizzy? Oh, my.

    • POS-POTUS September 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      Science, Beaglemom. He hates everything about it, he doesn’t understand it, nor care about it, when he could have simply apologized for the gaffe.
      The “poorly educated” are his base and they lap it up.

    • Anonymous September 11, 2019 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      trump thrives on chaos, he loves to create problems then walk away to create another, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.

      That and he is certifiably NUTS, anything to get his name in the media.

      He is the one that continued the story for 7 days, meanwhile the media failed to cover other important stories, like his criminal activity forcing Air Force to use his Turdberry resort.

    • Anon September 11, 2019 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      It appears that today he is denying that any of it happened aka gaslighting again. Next, his supporters will be outraged that the media made up fake news that Trump ever said or tweeted Alabama would be hit by the hurricane.

      As this continues it is increasingly disturbing and obvious our President is a lunatic, dangerous and a threat to our democracy. This was a small thing, his error, he has made into a battleground and declared war on accurate weather reporting.

      Shame on whomever put out the disclaimer intimidated by Trump’s demand no one speak truthful facts.

      • Beaglemom September 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm - Reply

        That Trump-ie reaction has already begun. In comments to a Wash. Post article today (or late yesterday) there are more reactions supporting Trump’s ongoing Sharpiegate lies than I’ve seen regarding any previous articles. Yet the question remains: how could this all be a national media “fake news” happening when it was started and promulgated by Don the Con himself? All Trump had to do after the first tweet warning Alabama of hurricane devastation was to acknowledge his error and apologize to anyone who was distressed by it. That could have happened within minutes of the initial tweet. It still hasn’t happened. Trump keeps digging himself in – deeper and deeper.

  2. puck September 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    why would he care,and fool, with the weather in such a way? is he that far gone that he thinks he controls the weather? and the nuke-the hurricane-thing. why does anyone listen to the stupid, uneducated, crazy, wanna be be orange dictator in the White House? he’s been a worthless loser his whole life. why wait so long to impeach some one so dangerous? how people has he killed though his life? he needs to go-Pence is bad, too, but he knows how politics should go. and he is not a grabber of pussy.

    • $BM~JB$ September 11, 2019 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      666Pence>he is not a grabber of pu$$y. Are You sure about that? Maybe a dick wanker. He is a MOTHERFUCKER, that we do know.

  3. Anonymous September 11, 2019 at 9:19 pm - Reply
  4. Anonymous September 12, 2019 at 2:44 am - Reply

    This is “Dear Leader” behavior.
    I guess this is what the stoopid in Amerikka want?
    Shame on the thinking people for waiting this out.
    I refer us all to season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale. The Boston Globe had all the headlines, reported on every single piece of legislation leading up to the formation of Gilead. People ignored it, waited it out. Then the reporters were slaughtered.
    Realize that the next crisis, and it is coming, will be dealt with by an idiot , his syncophants, and unqualified acting directors of agencies or no one since the agency head has never been filled .

    • Beaglemom September 12, 2019 at 10:14 am - Reply

      I think Jose Andres deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

  5. Anonymous September 12, 2019 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    His lil fingers made into a magic wand with a sharpie. Who knew! No wonder his base is enthralled with the man. They are like children pretending if you dont see it, its not there. Putin is having the last laugh as his asset wreaks havoc with our mental citizens who are still gulping the orange koolaid. Yech.

  6. Anonymous September 14, 2019 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Only the best people.

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