Trump Is 'Celebrating His Own Ignorance' on Hurricane Dorian Claims — CNN's Stelter

'Sharpiegate': meteorologists upset as weather agency defends Trump's Alabama claim

So last weekend Trump was just looking out for his people when he wrongly warned Alabama on Twitter that it was in the path of Hurricane Dorian, sparking a debate that encapsulates so much about Trump and the media cauldron we live in.

President Trump references a map held by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan while talking to reporters following a briefing from officials about Hurricane Dorian. Over the past few weeks, he's had to deal with the dangers of Hurricane Dorian which is set to strike Southern states in America. Residents walk and drive through the receding flood waters in Buxton, N.C., after Hurricane Dorian leaves Hatteras Island on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. On Friday, NOAA disavowed a tweet from the National Weather Service's Birmingham, Alabama, office that had contradicted Trump's claim.

Speaking at a meeting of the National Weather Association, Uccellini said Birmingham forecasters "did what any office would do to protect the public". "We don't wish to get the objective the place science is set by politics fairly than science and info".

From 28 August to 31 August, 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 an 11% chance that Montgomery would get tropical storm force winds.

Backlash from everywhere From Al Rocker, one of my long-time favorite weathermen to any number of former NOAA officials, the backlash over the NOAA statement has continued to escalate. "It turned out that that was not what happened; it made the right turn up the coast", he said, providing no citation for his 95 percent claim. "You have science organizations putting out statements against their own offices. Scientific integrity at a science agency matters". After spending the morning at his Virginia golf membership, Trump tweeted that he'd like to maneuver on from the matter however the information media "won't leave it alone". Among them are former NOAA leaders and a former disaster response chief. Friday said he would have quit had he been in top officials' shoes.

"For people who look for excuses not to take action when their lives or property are threatened".

He was wrong - it must be stressed - on a minor detail in a weather report that, like I said before, could have been shrugged off by any reasonable person as a gaffe before being quickly buried into today's tumultuous news cycle. The storm has left more than 40 people dead in the Bahamas.

"We make forecasts, we don't deal with politics", said association president Paul Schlatter, who works for the weather service in Boulder, Colorado.

Last Sunday, Trump tweeted: "In addition to Florida - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated". 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.

This after the agency took to Twitter earlier this week, saying the state would not see any impacts from Dorian.

The ordeal, which included a crude manipulation of a hurricane-tracking map, told us something important about Trump's approach to reality, as he tried and failed to bully the truth into submission. "The system will remain too far east".

NOAA spokesman Christopher Vaccaro verified that day that "The current forecast path of Dorian does not include Alabama". The previous officers stated the way in which the NOAA supported Trump and assailed the Nationwide Climate Service's Birmingham workplace places the credibility of the company in danger.

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