More than a week after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Bahamas and parts of the East Coast, a debate rages on: Over Alabama.
In a conflict dubbed Sharpiegate, President Trump argued with the National Weather Service over whether or not Alabama was ever in the hurricane’s path.
This week, it was revealed that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross was reportedly tapped to fire employees that disagree with the White House over the storm.
Meanwhile, in Alabama — where Trump enjoys higher approval ratings than in any other state — residents are split on what actually happened.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A week after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas before moving on to the Carolinas, Alabama — a state which saw no impact from the storm — is still what everyone’s talking about.
Residents from across the political spectrum around the state have offered mixed responses to being thrust into they eye of the storm coverage. But for many, the controversy speaks to the deep divide and politicization of even the most mundane aspect of daily life: The weather.
This week, the dispute has expanded to include a war of words between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics