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Donald Trump Tweets Bizarre Cat Meme About Doctored Hurricane Dorian Map

Donald Trump Tweets Bizarre Cat Meme About Doctored Hurricane Dorian Map

The row centers on the president's September 1 tweet that the brutal storm was likely to hit Alabama "harder" than expected.

Hours after Trump erroneously tweeted that Alabama would be among the states "hit (much) harder than anticipated" by the storm last week, staff for the National Weather Service, a part of NOAA, received an agencywide directive, per the Post's report.

McNoldy said the National Weather Service "had the right tone and message for the time".

The video was shared shortly after Trump wrote on Twitter that he had arranged - and canceled - a secret meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David after they "admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great soldiers, and 11 other people". Dan Sobien, head of the National Weather Service Employees Organization, which represents thousands of workers under NOAA, said federal workers were "shocked, stunned and irate" with NOAA siding with Trump.

The Washington Post's Greg Sargent had a good piece last week, taking stock of the instances in which "government officials have wheeled into action in an effort to make Trump's lies, errors and obsessions into truths", and on Friday afternoon, the president added an unusually brazen example of the phenomenon. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment Saturday as to whether it had communication with NOAA before the agency released its statement Friday. Besides very nicely undermining the credibility of one of the nation's top science agency's - putting every single weather advisory into question - and creating even more dissension amongst the population with his mindless and inane tweets, Trump is doing something even more unsafe. The climate service is a part of NOAA and the tweet got here from its Birmingham, Alabama, workplace.

Sunday on CNN's "Correct Sources", anchor Brian Stelter said President Donald Trump is "celebrating his dangle lack of information" by tweeting in regards to the controversy over Typhoon Dorian's affect.

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Former National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read blasted NOAA leadership Friday night on his Facebook page calling the situation "so disappointing" and saying he would comment because NOAA employees were ordered to be quiet.

According to Jane Lubchenco, Obama's NOAA administrator, the agency is acting to help the president save face rather than focusing on providing accurate information. "Scientific integrity at a science agency matters".

In a phone interview with the Guardian, he explained his deep concern over Noaa's statement, which he said was unprecedented in his decades with the NWS. There have actually been at least four hurricanes that have been categorized as category 5 since his presidency and he's even admitted to witnessing one during a visit to Tyndall Air Force Base. It said: "Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian".

The president had tweeted that Hurricane Dorian was headed for Alabama, prompting the NWS Birmingham office to clarify that this was not true. From Aug 28 to August 31, a handful of locations in Alabama were mentioned in charts that listed percentage chance of tropical storm force winds or hurricane winds, maxing out at about 11% chance for Montgomery to get tropical storm force winds. "The system will remain too far east".

And if NOAA is in a mood to nitpick: President Trump's statements disagreed far more with "probabilities from the best forecast products available" than the Birmingham office's did.

NOAA verified that day that the "current forecast path of Dorian does not include Alabama" and an company spokesman, Christopher Vaccaro, put his title to that.


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