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.

Related News:



Most liked

North Korea again tests 'super-large' rocket launcher: KCNA
The missile tests also come at a time of increasing friction between Japan and South Korea, two key USA allies in the region. President Donald Trump that Washington and Pyongyang would resume talks within weeks, but they have yet to take place.

Nadal wins epic five-set US Open
Notably, the US Open victory was also Nadal's second Grand Slam title of the year after he won his 12th French Open crown in June. Perhaps the best statistic showing how close this match was - and why Nadal was able to win - lies in the rally-length stats.

IAEA found uranium traces at Iran’s ‘atomic warehouse’, allege diplomats
On Sunday the IAEA's Acting Director General Cornel Feruta was in Tehran , where he met senior Iranian officials. Under the four-year-old atomic accord, Iran is supposed to be limited to operating 5,060 older IR-1 centrifuges.

Hong Kong protesters beg Trump: 'Liberate' our city
Last month, the airport was shut down for two days after protesters occupied the terminals, leading to violent clashes. Some university students continued their protest chains at lunchtime, with passing cars honking in support.

Trump probed over military spending in Scotland
The House Oversight Committee has been probing the matter since April, according to Politico . Trump says he didn't advocate Pence keep at his membership.

Joshua Wong: Hong Kong protests 'must continue'
It said USA citizens and embassy staff have been the target of the propaganda and urged them to exercise increased caution. The demonstrations have taken a toll on Hong Kong's economy, which is on the verge of its first recession in a decade.

Vivaldi's Customizable Web Browser Lands On Android
This was discouraging to many potential users of the browser, as it meant that there was no syncing between desktop and mobile. As the official release notes, the browser retains its design language to make it seamless on the mobile platform.

It's a full, micro, harvest moon on Friday the 13th
In astronomical terms, the moon is considered "full" when the Earth is positioned between the sun and our natural satellite. So why is this timing so special? It previously happened on October 13, 2000, and won't happen again until August 13, 2049.

Iran: Female soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire
Women in Iran are banned from soccer stadiums, though they are allowed at some other sports, such as volleyball. Federation Internationale de Football Association said it was "aware of that tragedy and deeply regret it".

Launch date and pricing
In an additional incentive, customers who buy an iPhone, iMac or Apple TV will get one year of AppleTV+ for free. Chu, Steve Carell, Alfre Woodard, Kumail Nanjiani, Sara Bareilles, and much more.

Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex Jordan Valley
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected. The Israeli PM opposes statehood for Palestine and has said in the past that he views Iran as the nation's biggest threat.

Nadler Details Trump Impeachment Probe
But it is not clear whether the White House could seek to stonewall the hearing by directing Porter and Dearborn not to testify.

Protests erupt as Boris Johnson suspends Parliament
Johnson had wanted an election on October 15, hoping he would win enough seats in the Commons to force through his Brexit plan. Johnson was in the Irish capital, Dublin, for talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over the crucial issue of the "Irish backstop".

USA states open probe into Google's anti-trust practices
The investigation will initially focus on Google's search and advertising business, but may widen in scope as it unfolds. Facebook and Google have also been among tech companies criticized by Democrats running for president in 2020.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Rolls Out This Thursday
If you downloaded the previous two-vs-two Gunfight alpha, the beta is a completely different file and requires a new pre-load. But this latest look at Modern Warfare will be far more expansive, offering access to multiple mads and gameplay modes.