US President Donald Trump requested aides pressure the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration into issuing a clarification to justify his false claims about Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama, according to The New York Times.
Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney reportedly relayed Trump’s order to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who authorized the release of a statement correcting weather forecasters who had contradicted the president.
Trump has gone to great lengths to insist that he was correct to say Alabama was initially forecast to be hit by Hurricane Dorian, including the production of a weather map altered with a Sharpie to prove his point.
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President Donald Trump ordered aides to pressure the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) into issuing a clarification to justify his false claims about Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama, according to multiple reports.
According to both The New York Times and the Washington Post, Trump instructed his acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to push for a correction by the NOAA, which oversees the National Weather Service (NWS) after its office in Birmingham, Alabama contradicted Trump.
Mulvaney then requested that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — the cabinet member responsible for the NOAA — …read more
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