The White House was directly involved in pressing NOAA to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama. ⁦
The furor over Mr. Trump’s storm prediction has evolved from a brief embarrassment into a sustained political liability — no longer just a president unwilling to admit an error but a White House willing to force scientists to validate it.
The White House Chief of Staff literally asked government scientists to lie about the weather. That is absolutely ridiculous.
The White House was directly involved in pushing NOAA to repudiate the forecasters who contradicted Trump on Alabama being in the path of the hurricane
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.
SCOOP: White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump - w/
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, NYT reports.
The effort to rebuke National Weather Service forecasters came from the top: The White House.
Why did Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threaten to fire NOAA officials who contradicted Trump? White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told him to intervene
The White House -- in particular Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney -- was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama.
“...Mr. Mulvaney was interested in having the record corrected because, in his view, the Birmingham forecasters had gone too far....”
This is what consolidation of power looks like in practice, in case you were wondering
Mick Mulvaney and the White House were directly involved in pressing NOAA to discredit an accurate weather forecast that contradicted President Trump, and report
As a scientist, this is deeply disturbing. It's bad enough that the president is detached from reality. It's even worse that - out of flagrant narcissism - he would corrupt the scientific process. The emperor has no clothes and it is an ugly, ugly sight.
The plot thickens
It’s easy to laugh at how absurd this is, but it’s really incredibly disturbing. We rely on federal agencies for so many kinds of important data—much of which, unlike weather forecasts, can’t easily be privately duplicated.
The furor over Mr. Trump’s storm prediction has evolved from a brief embarrassment into a sustained political liability — no longer just a president unwilling to admit an error but a White House willing to force scientists to validate it.
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops treating him like a toddler.
The White House acting chief of staff pushed to repudiate federal forecasters who disputed President Trump’s claim about Hurricane Dorian’s path
People deal with the president’s tirades differently, but over time, most people who’ve worked for him start to do things to make the yelling at aides stop
White House Pressed NOAA to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump on the Hurricane Hitting Alabama #HurricaneDonald
New: The White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to ensure NOAA backed the president rather than its own science and scientists. Reminder: This is not how weather communication works.
NY Times is reporting the White House was directly involved in pressing NOAA to repudiate its weather forecasters over hurricane path. And the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology announced it will investigate this wildly dangerous travesty.
The weather is what Trump says it is. Got that?
White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump
Outrageous! There's no way that Pres. Trump will tolerate aides covering up the truth to protect his ego. Is there? White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump
In this case, the buck started at the White House.
The infantile bullying will continue until morale improves
White House to Commerce to NOAA