Trump Regime

Report: Mulvaney Directed Ross to Direct NOAA To Make Trump Feel Better

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The New York Times first reported that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) acting administrator Neil Jacobs and threatened to fire political employees of the agency if they did not support Trump's assertion that Hurricane Dorian posed a threat to Alabama.

Now, I'm sure this won't shock you, but the Times now reports that the order to do that came from the White House.

Trump's chief toady Mick Mulvaney reportedly told Ross to intervene.

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly disavow the forecasters’ position that Alabama was not at risk. NOAA, which is part of the Commerce Department, issued an unsigned statement last Friday in response, saying that the Birmingham, Ala., office was wrong to dispute the president’s warning.

In pressing NOAA’s acting administrator to take action, Mr. Ross warned that top employees at the agency could be fired if the situation was not addressed, The New York Times previously reported. Mr. Ross’s spokesman has denied that he threatened to fire anyone, and a senior administration official on Wednesday said Mr. Mulvaney did not tell the commerce secretary to make such a threat.

While Trump's lackeys compromise the integrity of official weather forecasts just to assuage the feelings of our Big Wet Diaper President, I find a small sliver of comfort knowing that Mulvaney will outlive his usefulness at some point and it will be his own turn to learn that everyone who works with Trump is eventually humiliated.

Trump's whole crew is going to be slinging reverse mortgages and iodine pills when he's out of office while Trump himself builds a resort in Pyongyang.

  • muselet

    TPM commenter ”rickjones”:

    Does this mean that Wilbur wasn’t sycophantic and devious enough to come up with the threats on his own? Or was he just busy in Greece and the time zone difference allowed Mulvaney to jump in with a directive that would make Dear Leader happy with his efforts?

    I think we have a winner. After all, to someone like Mick Mulvaney, what value does the integrity of NOAA have compared to an opportunity to kiss Donald Trump’s arse and order a cabinet secretary around? (Can you say “shattering orgasm”? Knew you could.)

    –alopecia

  • Georgie

    Sometimes I wonder what all of trump’s appointees have in common, than I remember they all have the same first name..acting, lol

    And yeah I stole that from twitter.

    • Wookie Monster

      That a complete lack of scruples.

      • Tony Lavely

        And we applaud you for it!