-The president’s use of a Sharpie to physician an official hurricane forecast is now an actual gossip that has stimulated multiple official investigations. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” -So you remember how like two weeks ago, there was this whole thing where a hazardous typhoon called Dorian was headed toward the United District, and so the president, you are aware, the guy whose job it is to protect Americans, tweeted out that Alabama will most probably be made much harder than anticipated.
And then some people in Alabama started to freak out. So then the National Weather Service had to be like, “No, Alabama will not picture any influences from Dorian.” And instead of just letting it get, the president took out a big map in the oval-shaped place and described a little circle on it with a Sharpie to include Alabama and make it look like he was right? You know, like he was accepting one of those monstrous originality checks for a thousand dollars, but then wrote in a knot of zeros and departed, “Wow, you’re giving me a trillion dollars? Too generous, but I accept. No takebacks.” You remember that whole thing? It was fun.
Well, anyway, after like a full week of coverage, we all thought it was over. We wanted to let it go. The White House wanted to let it go. Even the PR Department at the Sharpie company was probably like, “Okay, maybe there is such a thing as bad publicity.” And I’m sure Alabama wanted to let it go, because for a week they were all, like, “Are we going to get hit by a hurricane or not? Because I’ve been sleeping on a cot in a high school gymnasium for seven days.” Well, guess what — It’s not over. That’s right. The whole insane Sharpie thing is still going. First, we found out earlier this week that staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were instructed not to contradict the president’s Sharpie hurricane predict. And then we found out that the Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, menaced firings at NOAA after Trump’s Dorian tweets.
That’s right, Wilbur Ross, the person who once tried to defend Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum by holding up a brew and can of soup in a live TV interview, threatened to fire actual scientists for belying the president. Look at this. He looks like he’s bringing hurricane supplies to Alabama. I — I don’t have water, but how about a soup and brew defendant? So Wilbur Ross threatened to fire scientists for problem accurate weather forecasts that denied the president’s stupid tweets. But, hey, it’s not like Wilbur Ross had already been, himself, committed an actual fireable offense, right? -A federal reviewer has taken the remarkable step in ruling that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross acted in bad faith and break-dance several rules when he requested a citizenship question to the 2020 census. -Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held last defiance. Now this battle is all about Ross hiding evidence that might show whether Republican changed the 2020 census to discriminate and help their own party, the GOP. -The president’s Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, stands accused of misappropriating or outright stealing as much as $ 120 million from former investors and business partners.
That’s according to a new investigation from “Forbes.” -We all know Wilbur Ross had troubles before this. Aides have been saying from the beginning he regularly falls asleep in sees. -Ross was famously caught sleeping during Trump’s lecture to Muslim commanders in Saudi Arabia back in May of 2017. -And on top of all that, two former colleagues remember the Commerce Secretary taking fews of Sweet’N Low packets from a nearby restaurant so he didn’t have to go out and buy some for himself. So he’s an suspect criminal who took Sweet’N Low from eateries and twilights asleep in fulfills. He’s like a character from a Clint Eastwood movie where a cluster of old guys design a bank heist. You guys grab the money, I’ll grab the soup and brew. Too, just let it sink in that Wilbur Ross is a billionaire who plagiarizes Sweet’N Low, which is in no way sweet, but it’s plenty low.
I aim, how about instead of a citizenship question, the census questions, “Are you a billionaire who plagiarizes Sweet’N Low? ” And if you answer yes, we hit you into cavity. So that was all stuff that happened this week. And as a result, Democrat called on Ross to renounce and NOAA’s Chief Scientist said he would probe what happened. Now, you think that would be the end of it, but no, this insane story is still a thing. In reality, it’s even more of a thing now because yesterday, we found out that the White House itself was directly involved in efforts to pressure officials at NOAA to side with the president over their own scientists. -“The New York Times” reports that move White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told commerce secretary Wilbur Ross to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA, publicly repudiate this tweet that was sent by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham, Alabama, which said the state would not feel the effects of the storm.
A senior administration official told the “Times” Mulvaney wanted to correct the record because he felt the Birmingham tweet went too far. National Weather Service tweet went too far. One that actually forecasts the weather. -Think about how crazed this is. Two of the most senior officials in our government called up a scientific agency and threatened to fire them unless they changed their forecast about a hazardous hurricane just so they could feign the president was right when he inadvertently said a state that was not in the Hurricane’s direction would get hit. I necessitate, what’s next, are they going to stir Melania change her epithet to Melanie to justify Trump’s typo tweet? I’m appalled Trump didn’t just go all the way and reach Congress pass a disaster aid bill for Alabama. I’m here in Montgomery to help rebuild from the typhoon. And in the meantime, we’ll be moving all these people into temporary shelters. But my house is fine. No, your mansion was destroyed. Here, look at this photo. So … this insane, stupid thing the president did that everyone is urgently wanted to move on from will not go away.
In fact, and this is real, this whole thing has now prompted multiple official investigations. NOAA’s Chief Scientist has said he would analyse why relevant agencies backed Trump over its experts on Dorian. The Commerce Department Inspector General has opened an investigation, and on Wednesday, a Democrat-controlled House Science Committee kicked off its own inquiry. This all started with a Sharpie. If the pencil is mightier than the sword, the Sharpie is a long-range missile. I signify, this is an actual gossip now.
There are multiple investigations. That makes there’s an opportunity, which would be awesome, we could have meteorologists testifying before Congress. Please state your figure for the record. Uh, my refer is Breeze Thunder. And Mr. Thunder, where did the president tell you to lie? Well, first, the lies began over here, but then they eventually picked up speed and moved down here. Too, And recollect, remember, that you are under oath. Mr. Thunder, is dew point an actual thing? No, “its not”. Seriously, this is now officially the craziest weather-related scandal America has examined since this one. -Right now dew points in the 20 s and near 30 positions across central Mississippi. Well, hey, there. -I don’t know what’s going on, but Zane doesn’t know. Are you sure? Are you crazy sure? – Well, we’ve got a little bit of interesting things going on right now. Take a look at what’s going on right now. You want to point out the climate right now? -Yeah, there are farts everywhere and toots. I don’t even know.
It’s crazy. -You laugh. You laugh. Trump just made that kid Director of the National Weather Service. I’m hearing Alabama is about to get hit very hard with farts and toots. It’s scary. But the National Guard will be ringing — will be bringing parallels and Glade PlugIns to the affected areas. Yesterday Trump was asked in the oval role about the report that his Chief of Staff taught NOAA to renounce their own scientists and side with Trump, and Trump feigned that he personally “ve got nothing” to do with it.
-Did you tell your Chief of Staff to have NOAA disavow those forecasters to who said that Alabama was not — -No, I never did that. I never did that. That’s a whole deceive by the fake news media when they talk about the hurricane and when they talk about Florida and they talk about Alabama. That material, simply forgery bulletin. It was — right from the start, it was a fake story. -He simply treats lies with more lies. I’m surprised he didn’t say … This is a really hard week for me because — and I didn’t want to say this, but I was also hit by the hurricane. So Trump denied that he personally ordered his aides to intervene and tell a technical busines to lie about a hazardous typhoon in order to justify an embarrassing tweet and a delineate he doctored with a Sharpie.
Well, you’ll never guess what happened next. On Wednesday, the bulletin ruin that, yes, it was, in fact, Trump who told the Sharpie cover-up. -“New York Times” today and “The Washington Post” revealed that the White House and Donald Trump, himself, were behind menaces against weather forecasters who, wait for it — forecasted the climate. “The Washington Post” adds that the president, himself, was behind the threats to the weather forecasters. President Trump told his faculty that NOAA needed to deal with the tweet that seemed to contradict his statement that hurricane Dorian posed a major threat to Alabama. -Of course, it was Trump who told it. Trump prescribes his aides to lie all the time. He doesn’t even make Mulvaney cough in his attendance without dispensation. -Trump, interrupting his interview with ABC News, to rebuke his Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, for coughing while he was speaking. -But at some stage, I hope they get it … – … because it’s a phenomenal financial statement. It’s a fantastic these statements. And — Let’s do that over. He’s coughing in the middle of my answer.
-Yeah, okay. -I don’t like that, you know? -Your Chief of Staff — -If you’re going to cough, please leave the room. -We should get a shot of — and I’ll come over here. -Just can’t — You only can’t do that. -Okay. -Sorry, Mr. Trump. -Hey, you leave him alone. He was probably coughing from all the dust knocked up by that typhoon. At least we knew it wasn’t Wilbur Ross who was coughing, because he was probably sound sleeping. He’d, uh — He’d been up all nighttime plagiarizing Sweet’N Low. And by the way , now that there are multiple official investigations of this whole absurd agony, let’s not forget that on top of everything else, by doctoring the map, Trump may have also broken federal law. -This is in “The Washington Post, ” and they say categorically, “It was Trump who applied a black Sharpie to mark up an official NOAA map which he displayed during an elliptical part briefing on Wednesday.” -And there’s one more problem. As a Fox News meteorologist mentioned, it’s a violation of federal constitution to falsify a National Weather Service forecast.
-Wouldn’t it be great if this was the thing that ultimately drew him down? I represent, seriously. This about it. Think about all else that came before this. He clogged justice, be paid for a porn stellar, takes coin from taxpayers and foreign governments at his personal properties, and they ultimately nail him for delineate vandalism. It would be like — It would be like if they went Charles Manson for weeping the tag off his mattress. I symbolize, gravely, when it comes to breaking the law, how much worse could things get for Donald Trump? -Breaking news now. Sources telling CNN that in recent weeks, prosecutors with the New York District Attorney’s Office have interviewed Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer and personal lawyer. The investigation is looking into whether the Trump organization broke any state constitutions by falsifying business records. -The former advocate is now an inmate suffice three years in prison for, amongst other crimes, his role in procuring those pays to porn ace Stormy Daniels, which constituted a campaign finance violation. Let’s not forget this — a case in which the president was an unindicted co-conspirator.
-They’re investigating whether the Trump organization contravened any commonwealth laws relating to those hush money payments to women. -That’s right. Researchers “re looking at” the Trump organization’s handling of hush pays to cover up affairs. Trump is so versatile, he’s managed to break laws relating to Stormy Daniels and stormy condition. Sharpiegate is a perfect, stupid microcosm of the Trump era. He lies and prepares insane scheme theories and then strong-arms the rest of the government into enforcing those lies.
Like on climate change, he’s repeatedly announced it a hoax and now his government is scrapping regulations on everything from methane emissions to energy-efficient light bulbs, to clean water armours, ensuing in at least 85 environmental rollbacks under Trump. Sharpiegate is just the latest, dumbest pattern of Trump’s war on actuality. Congress needs to get him out of there immediately, like they did with this guy. -There are farts everywhere and beeps. I don’t even know. It’s crazy. -This has been “A Closer Look.”.
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