NOAA has released a statement essentially disavowing the National Weather Service in Birmingham’s tweet that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claim that Dorian would hit Alabama.
“The Birmingham National Weather Service’s Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time,” the statement reads.
Soon after the unsigned statement was released, Trump tweeted out another video attacking CNN by playing a week-old weather broadcast from the network.
An official government agency now joining in. Reminiscent of Trump efforts (albeit unsuccessful) to press Parks officials to back up his inaugural crowd claim https://t.co/iQfDjeEhSh
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 6, 2019
The story is Trump’s broader corruption of the government. The pattern is damning: https://t.co/sx8X4V5QEq
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 6, 2019
The backstory of Trump ordering up this statement is going to be something https://t.co/G8eWQpDyLL
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) September 6, 2019