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Ross threatened to fire top NOAA staff after office contradicted Trump on Dorian: report

Ross threatened to fire top NOAA staff after office contradicted Trump on Dorian: report

Wilbur Ross threated to fire top NOAA officials

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) after officials contradicted President Trump’s claim that Alabama could be affected by Hurricane Dorian, according to a report by The New York Times.

The Commerce Department later denied the story in a statement to The Hill.

“The  New York Times story is false. Secretary Ross did not threaten to fire  any NOAA staff over forecasting and public statements about Hurricane  Dorian,” the spokesperson told The Hill.

Trump faced  pushback from meteorologists last week after stating that Alabama would  potentially feel the effects of Dorian. The warning, which came via  tweet, prompted the National Weather Service’s Birmingham branch to  emphasize on Twitter that the state would not be affected by the storm.

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