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Wilbur Ross Busted For Threatening To Fire NOAA Staffer Who Called Out Trump’s Lies About Hurricane Dorian

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It has been reported that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire an NOAA staffer after the National Weather Service in Birmingham corrected Donald Trump’s false claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama.

According to three sources who spoke with The New York Times, Ross intervened two days after the Twitter exchange. He called acting NOAA administrator Neil Jacobs while in Greece and told Jacobs to “fix” the contradiction.

Jacobs reportedly objected to Ross’ demands and Ross responded by saying that the political staff at NOAA would be fired if nothing was fixed.

The National Weather Service Director went further into rebuking Trump’s claims.

In a meeting Monday, Louis Uccellini said that forecasters in Birmingham “did what any office would do to protect the public” when they issued the rebuke of Trump.

Ross is now facing backlash for attempting to get rid of an official who stood up to Trump and people are calling for him to be fired.

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