Jake Tapper Calls Out Trump Amid Reports W.H. Directed NOAA to Back POTUS Hurricane Story

‘President Trump has always had a tenuous relationship with facts and truth’


TAPPER: “When NOAA put out a statement siding with the President over its own scientists last Friday, that was not merely the latest example of the President’s disdain for facts that he does not like. As assistant NOAA administrator Craig McLean put it, in a letter to NOAA employees, 'an unsigned press release from NOAA that inappropriately and incorrectly contradicted the National Weather Service forecaster was not based on science, but on external factors including reputation and appearance, or simply put, political.' Craig wrote that that press release 'compromises the ability of NOAA to convey life-saving information necessary to avoid substantial and specific danger to public health and safety. If the public cannot trust our information,' he wrote, 'or we debase our forecaster's warnings and products, that specific danger arises.' And it is a danger being caused by President Trump. As CNN's Kaitlan Collins now reports, the President today is denying all of this."

(h/t Mediaite

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