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>>THANK YOU BOTH.>>>THAT IS “ALL IN” FOR THIS>>>THAT IS “ALL IN” FOR THIS EVENING. EVENING. RACHEL MADDOW STARTS RIGHT NOW. RACHEL MADDOW STARTS RIGHT NOW.>>GOOD EVENING, MUCH>>GOOD EVENING, MUCH APPRECIATED. APPRECIATED.>>>THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS>>>THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS HOUR. HOUR. HIS NAME WAS WALTER HICKLE. HIS NAME WAS WALTER HICKLE. WALTER J. HICKLE WAS KNOWN AS WALTER J. HICKLE WAS KNOWN AS WALLY WHEN HE WAS A KID. WALLY WHEN HE WAS A KID. BORN IN KANSAS, GREW UP TO BE A BORN IN KANSAS, GREW UP TO BE A GOLDEN GLOVES BOXER. GOLDEN GLOVES BOXER. HE STRUCK OUT ON HIS OWN TO SEEK HE STRUCK OUT ON HIS OWN TO SEEK FORTUNE IN CALIFORNIA. FORTUNE IN CALIFORNIA. ULTIMATELY HE MADE HIS WAY ALONE ULTIMATELY HE MADE HIS WAY ALONE UP TO ALASKA. UP TO ALASKA. HIS OBITUARY IN “THE NEW YORK HIS OBITUARY IN “THE NEW YORK TIMES” AFTER HE DIED SAID THAT TIMES” AFTER HE DIED SAID THAT HE STARTED IN ALASKA WORKING AS HE STARTED IN ALASKA WORKING AS A BARTENDER, THEN A CARPENTER, A BARTENDER, THEN A CARPENTER, THEN HE WAS AN AIRCRAFT THEN HE WAS AN AIRCRAFT INSPECTOR. INSPECTOR. THEN HE BOUGHT A HALF-FINISHED THEN HE BOUGHT A HALF-FINISHED HOUSE, SOLD IT, BOUGHT TWO MORE HOUSE, SOLD IT, BOUGHT TWO MORE HOUSES, SOLD THEM, EVENTUALLY HE HOUSES, SOLD THEM, EVENTUALLY HE BECAME A HOME BUILDER IN ALASKA. BECAME A HOME BUILDER IN ALASKA. ULTIMATELY HE OPENED A SHOPPING ULTIMATELY HE OPENED A SHOPPING CENTER IN ALASKA THAT INCLUDED CENTER IN ALASKA THAT INCLUDED THE VERY FIRST ESCALATOR IN THE THE VERY FIRST ESCALATOR IN THE ENTIRE STATE. ENTIRE STATE. WHAT? WHAT? STAIRS THAT MOVE? STAIRS THAT MOVE? EXCEPT AT THAT POINT ALASKA EXCEPT AT THAT POINT ALASKA WASN’T EVEN A STATE YET. WASN’T EVEN A STATE YET. WALLY HICKLE WAS A KEY PART OF WALLY HICKLE WAS A KEY PART OF ALASKA LOBBYING TO BECOME A ALASKA LOBBYING TO BECOME A STATE. STATE. HE STARTED LOBBYING FOR THAT HE STARTED LOBBYING FOR THAT YEARS BEFORE IT FINALLY HAPPENED YEARS BEFORE IT FINALLY HAPPENED IN 1959. IN 1959. AND THEN WALLY HICKLE BECAME THE AND THEN WALLY HICKLE BECAME THE GOVERNOR OF THE NEW STATE OF GOVERNOR OF THE NEW STATE OF ALASKA SEVEN YEARS LATER IN ALASKA SEVEN YEARS LATER IN 1966. 1966. SO WALLY HICKLE WAS ONE OF THOSE SO WALLY HICKLE WAS ONE OF THOSE SORT OF ONLY IN AMERICA, SORT OF ONLY IN AMERICA, INCREDIBLE MAN OF ACTION SUCCESS INCREDIBLE MAN OF ACTION SUCCESS STORIES. STORIES. CULMINATING WITH HIM BECOMING CULMINATING WITH HIM BECOMING VERY RICH AND BECOMING GOVERNOR VERY RICH AND BECOMING GOVERNOR OF HIS STATE. OF HIS STATE. AFTER SERVING AS GOVERNOR, HE AFTER SERVING AS GOVERNOR, HE ASCENDED STILL HIGHER. ASCENDED STILL HIGHER. HE LEFT ALASKA, CAME TO HE LEFT ALASKA, CAME TO WASHINGTON, D.C., BECAUSE WASHINGTON, D.C., BECAUSE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON NAMED PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON NAMED WALLY HICKLE TO BECOME PART OF WALLY HICKLE TO BECOME PART OF HIS CABINET. HIS CABINET. TO BECOME THE NEW SECRETARY OF TO BECOME THE NEW SECRETARY OF STATE THE INTERIOR. STATE THE INTERIOR. HE EXPECTED WALLY HICKLE TO BE A HE EXPECTED WALLY HICKLE TO BE A DOWN THE LINE PRO-BUSINESS DOWN THE LINE PRO-BUSINESS PRO-DEVELOPMENT, PRO-DRILLING PRO-DEVELOPMENT, PRO-DRILLING KIND OF GUY. KIND OF GUY. BUT WALLY HICKLE DID HIS OWN BUT WALLY HICKLE DID HIS OWN THINKING AND ENDED UP BEING SORT THINKING AND ENDED UP BEING SORT OF WAY TOO MUCH OF A MIXED BAG OF WAY TOO MUCH OF A MIXED BAG FOR NIXON EVEN RIGHT FROM THE FOR NIXON EVEN RIGHT FROM THE START. START. BY THE TIME WALLY I CANWAS INTO BY THE TIME WALLY I CANWAS INTO TENURE, NIXON TRULILY REGRETTED TENURE, NIXON TRULILY REGRETTED BRINGING HICKLE TO WASHINGTON IN BRINGING HICKLE TO WASHINGTON IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE FIRST PLACE. THE RELATIONSHIP BROKE DOWN THE RELATIONSHIP BROKE DOWN ENTIRELY SHORTLY AFTER THE KENT ENTIRELY SHORTLY AFTER THE KENT STATE SHOOTINGS WHEN PROTESTERS STATE SHOOTINGS WHEN PROTESTERS AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR WERE AGAINST THE VIETNAM WAR WERE SHIELD SHIELD SHOT AND KILLED. SHOT AND KILLED. THAT TOOK AN OPPOSITIONAL STANCE THAT TOOK AN OPPOSITIONAL STANCE TO THE VIETNAM WAR AND IN A TO THE VIETNAM WAR AND IN A CARDINAL POLITICAL SIN, HIS CARDINAL POLITICAL SIN, HIS LETTER TO NIXON WAS LEAKED TO LETTER TO NIXON WAS LEAKED TO THE PRESS, AND, THEREFORE, TO THE PRESS, AND, THEREFORE, TO THE PUBLIC, BEFORE NIXON EVER THE PUBLIC, BEFORE NIXON EVER RECEIVED IT AT THE WHITE HOUSE. RECEIVED IT AT THE WHITE HOUSE. OOH, OOH. OOH, OOH. HICKLE’S LETTER SAID NIXON WAS, HICKLE’S LETTER SAID NIXON WAS, QUOTE, EMBRACING A PHILOSOPHY QUOTE, EMBRACING A PHILOSOPHY WHICH APPEARS TO LACK WHICH APPEARS TO LACK APPROPRIATE CONCERN FOR A GREAT APPROPRIATE CONCERN FOR A GREAT MASS OF AMERICANS, OUR YOUNG MASS OF AMERICANS, OUR YOUNG PEOPLE. PEOPLE. REGARDLESS OF HOW OR ANY REGARDLESS OF HOW OR ANY AMERICAN MIGHT FEEL AMERICAN MIGHT FEEL INDIVIDUALLY, WE HAVE AN INDIVIDUALLY, WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION AS LEADERS TO OBLIGATION AS LEADERS TO COMMUNICATE WITH OUR YOUTH AND COMMUNICATE WITH OUR YOUTH AND LISTEN TO THEIR IDEAS AND THEIR LISTEN TO THEIR IDEAS AND THEIR PROBLEMS. PROBLEMS. WELL, THAT LETTER WAS OFFENSIVE WELL, THAT LETTER WAS OFFENSIVE ENOUGH TO RICHARD NIXON THAT ENOUGH TO RICHARD NIXON THAT NIXON SOON FIRED HIM. NIXON SOON FIRED HIM. AND THAT WAS THE END OF WALLY AND THAT WAS THE END OF WALLY HICKLE’S TENURE OF U.S. HICKLE’S TENURE OF U.S. SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR. SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR. AT THAT TIME NIXON WAS FIRING AT THAT TIME NIXON WAS FIRING WALTER J. HICKLE, HE WAS DOING WALTER J. HICKLE, HE WAS DOING SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT WHEN SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT WHEN IT CAME TO THE U.S. THE IT CAME TO THE U.S. THE GOVERNMENT AND THE SPECIFICALLY GOVERNMENT AND THE SPECIFICALLY THE WAY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT THE WAY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WORKS ON ISSUES THAT WERE WORKS ON ISSUES THAT WERE TOTALLY RELEVANT TO HICKLE’S TOTALLY RELEVANT TO HICKLE’S CABINET AGENCY, THIS AGENCY RUN CABINET AGENCY, THIS AGENCY RUN BY THE DREADED WALLY HICKLE, BY THE DREADED WALLY HICKLE, PRESIDENT NIXON WAS THEN PRESIDENT NIXON WAS THEN REORGANIZING THE WAY THE U.S. REORGANIZING THE WAY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DEALT WITH THOSE GOVERNMENT DEALT WITH THOSE KINDS OF AUXILIARIES DEPARTMENT KINDS OF AUXILIARIES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR KINDS OF ISSUES. OF THE INTERIOR KINDS OF ISSUES. IN 1970, RICHARD NIXON WAS IN 1970, RICHARD NIXON WAS NEEDLE OF CREATING A NEW FEDERAL NEEDLE OF CREATING A NEW FEDERAL AGENCY CALLED NOAA. AGENCY CALLED NOAA. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A NEW AGENCY EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A NEW AGENCY BEING CEDED IN 1970, THE BEING CEDED IN 1970, THE COMPONENT PART OF WEREN’T NEW. COMPONENT PART OF WEREN’T NEW. DATING BACK TO THE WEATHER DATING BACK TO THE WEATHER BUREAU, WHICH WAS FOUNDED IN BUREAU, WHICH WAS FOUNDED IN 1870 OR THE BUREAU OF COMMERCIAL 1870 OR THE BUREAU OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES, FOUNDED IN 1871, FISHERIES, FOUNDED IN 1871, PARTS OF IT BEEN TRACED BACK TO PARTS OF IT BEEN TRACED BACK TO 1807, THE SURVEY OF THE COAST, 1807, THE SURVEY OF THE COAST, AN AWESOME NAME FOR A AN AWESOME NAME FOR A GOVERNMENTS FUNCTION. GOVERNMENTS FUNCTION. ALL THIS STUFF ABOUT THE OCEANS ALL THIS STUFF ABOUT THE OCEANS AND THE LAND AND THE WEATHER, AND THE LAND AND THE WEATHER, IT’S REALLY FUNDAMENTAL OLD IT’S REALLY FUNDAMENTAL OLD STUFF FOR THE U.S. FEDERAL STUFF FOR THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. AND THERE HAD BEEN A FEW EARLIER AND THERE HAD BEEN A FEW EARLIER EFFORTS AT REORGANIZING THOSE EFFORTS AT REORGANIZING THOSE SORT OF SCIENCE-DRIVEN PARTS OF SORT OF SCIENCE-DRIVEN PARTS OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, BUT BY 1970 THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, BUT BY 1970 IT WAS CLEAR THAT THE TAME HAD IT WAS CLEAR THAT THE TAME HAD COME FOR A NEW UMBRELLA AGENCY. COME FOR A NEW UMBRELLA AGENCY. THEY WOULD CREATE NOAA. THEY WOULD CREATE NOAA. OBVIOUSLY IT WOULD BE PART OF OBVIOUSLY IT WOULD BE PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, RIGHT? RIGHT? THAT IS THE PART OF OUR THAT IS THE PART OF OUR GOVERNMENT THAT DEALS WITH GOVERNMENT THAT DEALS WITH NATURAL SCIENCES, STUFF LIKE NATURAL SCIENCES, STUFF LIKE LAND AND SEA AND AIR. LAND AND SEA AND AIR. AND THAT’S WHERE YOU THINK IT AND THAT’S WHERE YOU THINK IT WOULD GO, RIGHT? WOULD GO, RIGHT? RATIONALLY, YES. RATIONALLY, YES. BUT HISTORY IS HUMAN, AND HUMANS BUT HISTORY IS HUMAN, AND HUMANS ARE SOMETIMES ARE SMALL ARE SOMETIMES ARE SMALL THINKERS. THINKERS. AND RICHARD NIXON HATED WALLY AND RICHARD NIXON HATED WALLY HICKLE SO MUCH THAT I THINK THE HICKLE SO MUCH THAT I THINK THE IDEAS THAT HE DIDN’T WANT TO IDEAS THAT HE DIDN’T WANT TO GIVE HIM ANYTHING COOL OR GOOD GIVE HIM ANYTHING COOL OR GOOD OR SHINY AND NEW. OR SHINY AND NEW. SO IN 1970 UNDER RICHARD NIXON, SO IN 1970 UNDER RICHARD NIXON, THE NEWLY FORMED NATIONAL THE NEWLY FORMED NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ASSOCIATION WAS CREATED NOT IN ASSOCIATION WAS CREATED NOT IN THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT. NIXON NEEDED TO PUT IT SOMEWHERE NIXON NEEDED TO PUT IT SOMEWHERE ELSE BECAUSE HE DIDN’T WANT TO ELSE BECAUSE HE DIDN’T WANT TO GIVE IT TO HICKLE. GIVE IT TO HICKLE. SO NIXON SOMEWHAT INEXPLICABLY SO NIXON SOMEWHAT INEXPLICABLY DECIDED NOAA WOULD BE PART OF DECIDED NOAA WOULD BE PART OF THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT. THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT. SURE, WHY NOT? SURE, WHY NOT? THERE’S NO REASON FOR IT TO BE THERE’S NO REASON FOR IT TO BE IN THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, AND IN THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, AND THERE WAS NO REASON FOR IT TO BE THERE WAS NO REASON FOR IT TO BE IN THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT FROM IN THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT FROM THE BEGINNING, BUT THAT’S WHAT THE BEGINNING, BUT THAT’S WHAT NIXON DID. NIXON DID.>>IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT THE>>IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT THE GENESIS OF THIS WAS, APPARENTLY GENESIS OF THIS WAS, APPARENTLY IT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH PRESIDENT NIXON BEING UNHAPPY PRESIDENT NIXON BEING UNHAPPY WITH HIS INTERIOR SECRETARY FOR WITH HIS INTERIOR SECRETARY FOR CRITICIZING HIM ABOUT THE CRITICIZING HIM ABOUT THE VIETNAM WAR. VIETNAM WAR. AND SO HE DECIDED NOT TO PUT AND SO HE DECIDED NOT TO PUT NOAA IN WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A NOAA IN WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MORE SENSIBLE PLACE. MORE SENSIBLE PLACE.>>THAT WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA IN>>THAT WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2012 TRYING TO KIND OF FIX 2012 TRYING TO KIND OF FIX RICHARD NIXON’S GRUDGE 42 YEARS RICHARD NIXON’S GRUDGE 42 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD. DOWN THE ROAD. PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THAT TIME WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THAT TIME WAS PROPOSING THAT THE WEATHER PROPOSING THAT THE WEATHER SERVICE AND ALL THE OTHER SERVICE AND ALL THE OTHER COMPONENT PARTS OF NOAA SHOULD COMPONENT PARTS OF NOAA SHOULD BE PUT BACK WHERE THEY ARGUABLY BE PUT BACK WHERE THEY ARGUABLY BELONGED IN THE FIRST PLACE. BELONGED IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY SHOULD BE PART OF THE THEY SHOULD BE PART OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, THAT’S THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, THAT’S THE PART OF OUR GOVERNMENT THAT PART OF OUR GOVERNMENT THAT DEALS WITH THIS. DEALS WITH THIS. SO RATIONAL ARGUMENT FROM SO RATIONAL ARGUMENT FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE OMISSION. OMISSION. IT WAS THE KIND OF IT WAS THE KIND OF REORGANIZATION THAT WOULD JUST REORGANIZATION THAT WOULD JUST MAKE RATIONAL, TAXONOMIC SENSE, MAKE RATIONAL, TAXONOMIC SENSE, RIGHT? RIGHT? THAT SAID, IT DID NOT FLY. THAT SAID, IT DID NOT FLY. AND NOAA IS STILL IN THE AND NOAA IS STILL IN THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT. COMMERCE DEPARTMENT. AND THAT IS WHY ON FRIDAY WHEN AND THAT IS WHY ON FRIDAY WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR THE TRUMP IT CAME TIME FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO COME DOWN ADMINISTRATION TO COME DOWN HEAVY ON THE ACTING HEAD OF HEAVY ON THE ACTING HEAD OF NOAA, TO TELL THE HEAD OF NOAA, NOAA, TO TELL THE HEAD OF NOAA, REPORTEDLY, THAT HIS JOB WAS ON REPORTEDLY, THAT HIS JOB WAS ON THE LINE, FORGET THE NATIONAL THE LINE, FORGET THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST, FORGET WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST, FORGET THE SCIENCE DONE AT YOUR AGENCY, THE SCIENCE DONE AT YOUR AGENCY, FORGET IT. FORGET IT. NOAA INSTEAD NEEDS BACK UP NOAA INSTEAD NEEDS BACK UP PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PUT OUT A PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PUT OUT A STATEMENT SAVING THE PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT SAVING THE PRESIDENT’S FACE FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES. FACE FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES. WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR THE WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR THE FREAKING WEATHER SERVICE TO GET FREAKING WEATHER SERVICE TO GET POLITICAL ORDERS TO UNDO THEIR POLITICAL ORDERS TO UNDO THEIR SCIENCE AND INSTEAD PROP UP SOME SCIENCE AND INSTEAD PROP UP SOME RANDOM UNTRUE UTTERANCE MADE BY RANDOM UNTRUE UTTERANCE MADE BY THE PRESIDENT, WHEN IT CAME TIME THE PRESIDENT, WHEN IT CAME TIME TO DO THAT, NOW YOU KNOW WHY, TO DO THAT, NOW YOU KNOW WHY, THE CABINET SECRETARY WHO HAD TO THE CABINET SECRETARY WHO HAD TO SHOULDER THAT BURDEN, THE SHOULDER THAT BURDEN, THE CABINET SECRETARY WHO R0R89D CABINET SECRETARY WHO R0R89D MADE THAT CALL WAS SLIPPERS MADE THAT CALL WAS SLIPPERS HIMSELF, THIS GUY, WILBUR ROSS, HIMSELF, THIS GUY, WILBUR ROSS, THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE OF ALL THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE OF ALL PEOPLE WHO, ACCORDING TO “THE PEOPLE WHO, ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES” TODAY, PHONES UP NEW YORK TIMES” TODAY, PHONES UP THE ACTING HEAD OF NOAA ON THE ACTING HEAD OF NOAA ON FRIDAY AND TOLD HIM THAT HE AND FRIDAY AND TOLD HIM THAT HE AND ALL THE OTHER TOP APPOINTEES ALL THE OTHER TOP APPOINTEES WOULD BE FIRED UNLESS THEY PULL WOULD BE FIRED UNLESS THEY PULL THE OUT A STATEMENT DISAVOWING THE OUT A STATEMENT DISAVOWING THE TRUE AND ACCURATE STATEMENTS THE TRUE AND ACCURATE STATEMENTS OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO INSTEAD ALIGN THEMSELVES FOR TO INSTEAD ALIGN THEMSELVES FOR CLOSELY WITH THE FALSE RECENT CLOSELY WITH THE FALSE RECENT STATEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT. STATEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT. AND THAT REPORTED THREAT APPEARS AND THAT REPORTED THREAT APPEARS TO HAVE WORKED. TO HAVE WORKED. QUOTE, THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE QUOTE, THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THREATENED TO FIRE TOP EMPLOYEES THREATENED TO FIRE TOP EMPLOYEES AFTER THE AGENCY’S BIRMINGHAM, AFTER THE AGENCY’S BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, OFFICE CONTRADICTED ALABAMA, OFFICE CONTRADICTED PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CLAIM THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CLAIM THAT HURRICANE DORIAN MIGHT HIT HURRICANE DORIAN MIGHT HIT ALABAMA THAT LED TO AN UNSIGNED ALABAMA THAT LED TO AN UNSIGNED STATEMENT LATER THAT DAY BY THE STATEMENT LATER THAT DAY BY THE NOAA DISAVOWING THE OFFICE’S OWN NOAA DISAVOWING THE OFFICE’S OWN POSITION THAT ALABAMA WAS NOT AT POSITION THAT ALABAMA WAS NOT AT RISK. RISK. THE REVERSAL CAUSED WIDESPREAD THE REVERSAL CAUSED WIDESPREAD ANGER WITHIN THE AGENCY AND DREW ANGER WITHIN THE AGENCY AND DREW CRITICISM FROM THE SCIENTIFIC CRITICISM FROM THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY THAT NOAA, A DIVISION COMMUNITY THAT NOAA, A DIVISION OF THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, HAD OF THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, HAD BEEN BENT TO POLITICAL PURPOSES. BEEN BENT TO POLITICAL PURPOSES. ACCORDING TO THREE PEOPLE ACCORDING TO THREE PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH HIS ACTIONS, FAMILIAR WITH HIS ACTIONS, COMMERCE SECRETARY WILBUR ROSS COMMERCE SECRETARY WILBUR ROSS PHONES THE ACTING EXTERIOR OF PHONES THE ACTING EXTERIOR OF NOAA FROM GREECE WHERE THE NOAA FROM GREECE WHERE THE SECRETARY WAS TRAVELING FOR SECRETARY WAS TRAVELING FOR MEETINGS AND INSTRUCTED DR. NEIL MEETINGS AND INSTRUCTED DR. NEIL JACOBSON JACOBS TO FIX THE JACOBSON JACOBS TO FIX THE CREDIT CARDS OF THE PRESIDENT. CREDIT CARDS OF THE PRESIDENT. ACCORDING TO ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” DR. JACOBS “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” DR. JACOBS OBJECTED TO THE DEMAND BUT THEN OBJECTED TO THE DEMAND BUT THEN WAS TOLD THE POLITICAL STAFF AT WAS TOLD THE POLITICAL STAFF AT NOAA WOULD BE FIRED INCLUDING NOAA WOULD BE FIRED INCLUDING HIM IF THE SITUATION WAS NOT HIM IF THE SITUATION WAS NOT FIXED. FIXED. HE THEN PERSONALLY PARTICIPATED HE THEN PERSONALLY PARTICIPATED IN DRAFTING THE STATEMENT WILBUR IN DRAFTING THE STATEMENT WILBUR ROSS DEMANDED AND DID AS HE WAS ROSS DEMANDED AND DID AS HE WAS TOLD, PUT OUT THIS STATEMENT TOLD, PUT OUT THIS STATEMENT UNDERCUTTING HIS OWN EMPLOYEES UNDERCUTTING HIS OWN EMPLOYEES AND AGENCY, WHICH WAS ACCURATE AND AGENCY, WHICH WAS ACCURATE AND CORRECT AND PROPERLY AND CORRECT AND PROPERLY REPORTED. REPORTED. AND THE RESPONSE WAS, IN FACT, AND THE RESPONSE WAS, IN FACT, BLISTERING. BLISTERING. THE SCIENTIST WHO IS THE CHIEF THE SCIENTIST WHO IS THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF NOAA SAID, OPERATING OFFICER OF NOAA SAID, QUOTE, PERHAPS THE DARKEST DAY QUOTE, PERHAPS THE DARKEST DAY EVER FOR LEADERSHIP. EVER FOR LEADERSHIP. DON’T KNOW HOW THEY WILL EVER DON’T KNOW HOW THEY WILL EVER LOOK THEIR WORKFORCE IN THE EYE LOOK THEIR WORKFORCE IN THE EYE AGAIN. AGAIN. MORAL COWARDICE. MORAL COWARDICE. HE WAS THE COO OF NOAA UNDER HE WAS THE COO OF NOAA UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. PRESIDENT OBAMA. THE UNION THAT RELATES EMPLOYEES THE UNION THAT RELATES EMPLOYEES AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS, QUOTE, I HAVE NEVER BEEN SAYS, QUOTE, I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO EMBARRASSED BY NOAA. SO EMBARRASSED BY NOAA. WHAT THEY DID IS JUST WHAT THEY DID IS JUST DISGUSTING. DISGUSTING. LET ME ASSURE YOU, THE HARD LET ME ASSURE YOU, THE HARD WORKING ON EMPLOYEES AT THE WORKING ON EMPLOYEES AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAD NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE UTTERLY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE UTTERLY DISGUSTING TWEET SENT OUT BY DISGUSTING TWEET SENT OUT BY NOAA MANAGEMENT. NOAA MANAGEMENT. BY SUNDAY, YESTERDAY, THE BY SUNDAY, YESTERDAY, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SENT AN NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SENT AN ALL-HANDS EMAIL TO ITS ENTIRE ALL-HANDS EMAIL TO ITS ENTIRE WORKFORCE BASICALLY TRYING TO, I WORKFORCE BASICALLY TRYING TO, I THINK, PRESERVE MORALE — THINK, PRESERVE MORALE — SATURDAY, NOT SUNDAY, AND STAND SATURDAY, NOT SUNDAY, AND STAND UP FOR THEIR OWN WORKFORCE IN UP FOR THEIR OWN WORKFORCE IN THE FACE OF THIS JUST REALLY THE FACE OF THIS JUST REALLY EMBARRASSING FIASCO. EMBARRASSING FIASCO. THE ALL-HANDS EMAIL ON SATURDAY THE ALL-HANDS EMAIL ON SATURDAY TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SATISFY SAID, QUOTE, WE WANT TO SATISFY SAID, QUOTE, WE WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT WE STAND BEHIND ASSURE YOU THAT WE STAND BEHIND OUR ENTIRE WORKFORCE AND THE OUR ENTIRE WORKFORCE AND THE INTEGRITY OF THE FORECAST INTEGRITY OF THE FORECAST PROCESS. PROCESS. WE UPHOLD THE ESSENTIAL WE UPHOLD THE ESSENTIAL INTEGRITY OF THE ENTIRE FORECAST INTEGRITY OF THE ENTIRE FORECAST PROCESS AS IT WAS APPLIED BY ALL PROCESS AS IT WAS APPLIED BY ALL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES TO ASSURE PUBLIC SAFETY FIRST TO ASSURE PUBLIC SAFETY FIRST AND FOREMOST WITH ALL”ALL” IN AL AND FOREMOST WITH ALL”ALL” IN AL CAPITAL LETTERS. CAPITAL LETTERS. TODAY THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL TODAY THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKE AT A WEATHER SERVICE SPOKE AT A WEATHER CONFERENCE THAT WEATHER CONFERENCE THAT COINCIDENTALLY WAS HELD IN COINCIDENTALLY WAS HELD IN ALABAMA, AND IT’S INTERESTING. ALABAMA, AND IT’S INTERESTING. YOU HAVE THE COMMERCE SECRETARY, YOU HAVE THE COMMERCE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE IS THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE IS THE CABINET LEVEL AGENCY, THEN NOAA CABINET LEVEL AGENCY, THEN NOAA IS THE UMBRELLA AGENCY, AND THEN IS THE UMBRELLA AGENCY, AND THEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS WITHIN THAT. WITHIN THAT. HERE’S THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL HERE’S THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TODAY SPEAKING WEATHER SERVICE TODAY SPEAKING AT THIS CONFERENCE IN THE MIDST AT THIS CONFERENCE IN THE MIDST OF THIS INCREDIBLE, OF THIS INCREDIBLE, UNPRECEDENTED, WEIRD POLITICAL UNPRECEDENTED, WEIRD POLITICAL PRESSURE ON THAT AGENCY TO LIE PRESSURE ON THAT AGENCY TO LIE TO HELP THE PRESIDENT, TO TO HELP THE PRESIDENT, TO UNDERCUT THEIR OWN SCIENCE AND UNDERCUT THEIR OWN SCIENCE AND FORECASTS WHICH IS PUBLIC NEEDS FORECASTS WHICH IS PUBLIC NEEDS TO COUNT ON. TO COUNT ON. I MEAN, IN THE MIDST OF THIS I MEAN, IN THE MIDST OF THIS INCREDIBLE SITUATION, WE LEARNED INCREDIBLE SITUATION, WE LEARNED THAT THE ACTING MORE OF NOAA THAT THE ACTING MORE OF NOAA OBJECTED BUT THEN WENT ALONG OBJECTED BUT THEN WENT ALONG WITH IT. WITH IT. THE WEATHER SERVICE GUY GETS UP THE WEATHER SERVICE GUY GETS UP AT THE CONFERENCE AND MOTTLES AT THE CONFERENCE AND MOTTLES GOOD BEHAVIOR. GOOD BEHAVIOR. MAKES CLEAR THAT WHATEVER MAKES CLEAR THAT WHATEVER PRESSURE THERE HAS BEEN UNDER PRESSURE THERE HAS BEEN UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THAT AREA, THE LEADERSHIP OF THAT AREA, PRESUMABLY ON HIM, WHATEVER THE PRESUMABLY ON HIM, WHATEVER THE TRUMP APPOINTED LEADERSHIP OF TRUMP APPOINTED LEADERSHIP OF NOAA WAS WILLING TO BOW TO, AT NOAA WAS WILLING TO BOW TO, AT THE LEVEL OF THE NATIONAL THE LEVEL OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT LEAST, NO, WEATHER SERVICE AT LEAST, NO, NOT HAVING IT. NOT HAVING IT.>>THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE NEEDS>>THE GOVERNMENT OFFICE NEEDS TO STOP TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY, TO STOP TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY, THE SAME AS ALL THE NATIONAL THE SAME AS ALL THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES WERE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES WERE WORKING TOWARD AT THAT TIME. WORKING TOWARD AT THAT TIME. THE INTEGRITY OF THE FORECAST THE INTEGRITY OF THE FORECAST PROCESS WAS MAINTAINED BY THE PROCESS WAS MAINTAINED BY THE BIRMINGHAM OFFICE AND ACROSS THE BIRMINGHAM OFFICE AND ACROSS THE ENTIRE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. ENTIRE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THE ENTIRE ENTERPRISE, INCLUDING THE ENTIRE ENTERPRISE, INCLUDING THE LOCAL MEDIA. THE LOCAL MEDIA. SO UNLIKE, BY ASKING — AND SO UNLIKE, BY ASKING — AND BIRMINGHAM EMPLOYEES AND THE BIRMINGHAM EMPLOYEES AND THE PRESIDENT, PLEASE STAND AND BE PRESIDENT, PLEASE STAND AND BE RECOGNIZED. RECOGNIZED. [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ]>>THIS IS THE HEAD OF THE>>THIS IS THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYING THAT WHAT THE BIRMINGHAM, THAT WHAT THE BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, NATIONAL WEATHER ALABAMA, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE DID HERE WAS SERVICE OFFICE DID HERE WAS CORRECT, THE BIRMINGHAM OFFICE CORRECT, THE BIRMINGHAM OFFICE DID THIS TO STOP PUBLIC PANIC TO DID THIS TO STOP PUBLIC PANIC TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY. ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY. THE INTEGRITY OF THE FORECAST THE INTEGRITY OF THE FORECAST PROCESS WAS MAINTAINED. PROCESS WAS MAINTAINED. AND THEN YOU SEE THE STANDING AND THEN YOU SEE THE STANDING OVATION. OVATION. THAT HAPPENED TODAY. THAT HAPPENED TODAY. NOAA IS THE OVERALL AGENCY WHO NOAA IS THE OVERALL AGENCY WHO GETS THE CALL FROM THE CABINET GETS THE CALL FROM THE CABINET SECRETARY WHO SAYS YOU’RE GOING SECRETARY WHO SAYS YOU’RE GOING TO BE FIRED IF YOU DON’T DISAVOW TO BE FIRED IF YOU DON’T DISAVOW YOUR OWN SCIENCE. YOUR OWN SCIENCE. THE LEADERSHIP AT NOAA WENT THE LEADERSHIP AT NOAA WENT AHEAD AND DID THAT. AHEAD AND DID THAT. THAT AGENCY IS NOW CONVULSED THAT AGENCY IS NOW CONVULSED OVER THAT ABSOLUTELY OVER THAT ABSOLUTELY UNPRECEDENTED IMPINGMENT WHICH UNPRECEDENTED IMPINGMENT WHICH IS ALL THEY HAVE AT THE END OF IS ALL THEY HAVE AT THE END OF THE DAY. THE DAY. BUT THE CHIEF OF THE NATIONAL BUT THE CHIEF OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, WHICH IS A WEATHER SERVICE, WHICH IS A COMPONENT PART OF THAT AGENCY, COMPONENT PART OF THAT AGENCY, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS NOT HAVING IT AND NOT GOING NOT HAVING IT AND NOT GOING ALONG WITH IT. ALONG WITH IT. AND YOU CAN SEE THAT FROM THE AND YOU CAN SEE THAT FROM THE STANDING OVATION THAT THE STANDING OVATION THAT THE BIRMINGHAM OFFICE GOT THERE BIRMINGHAM OFFICE GOT THERE TODAY THAT HE BASICALLY ASKED TODAY THAT HE BASICALLY ASKED FOR, HE HIMSELF GOT HIS OWN FOR, HE HIMSELF GOT HIS OWN STANDING OVATION AT THIS WEATHER STANDING OVATION AT THIS WEATHER CONFERENCE TODAY FOR HAVING CONFERENCE TODAY FOR HAVING PRAISED THEIR INTEGRITY. PRAISED THEIR INTEGRITY. BASICALLY SAYING, LISTEN, THEY BASICALLY SAYING, LISTEN, THEY CONTRADICTED THE PRESIDENT AND CONTRADICTED THE PRESIDENT AND THEY’VE BEEN UNDERCUT BY THEIR THEY’VE BEEN UNDERCUT BY THEIR OWN AGENCY FOR DOING SO. OWN AGENCY FOR DOING SO. BUT THEY DID THE RIGHT THING. BUT THEY DID THE RIGHT THING. THEY HAD INTEGRITY. THEY HAD INTEGRITY. THE TOP SCIENTIFIC OFFICIAL AT THE TOP SCIENTIFIC OFFICIAL AT NOAA, THE TOP SCIENTIST HAS NOW NOAA, THE TOP SCIENTIST HAS NOW ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL INVESTIGATE WHAT HAPPENED HERE INVESTIGATE WHAT HAPPENED HERE AND WHETHER IT VIOLATES THE AND WHETHER IT VIOLATES THE ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER THAT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER THAT GOVERNS THE SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY GOVERNS THE SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY AT NOAA. AT NOAA. QUOTE, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT QUOTE, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THIS SBEFRPGS TO CONTRACT THE THIS SBEFRPGS TO CONTRACT THE FORECASTER WAS NOT BASED ON FORECASTER WAS NOT BASED ON SCIENCE BUT ON EXTERNAL FACTORS, SCIENCE BUT ON EXTERNAL FACTORS, INCLUDING REPUTATION AND INCLUDING REPUTATION AND APPEARANCE. APPEARANCE. THE CONTENT OF THIS NEWS THE CONTENT OF THIS NEWS RELEASES IS VERY CONCERNING AS RELEASES IS VERY CONCERNING AS IT COMPROMISES THE ABILITY OF IT COMPROMISES THE ABILITY OF NOAA TO CONVEY LIFE-SAVING NOAA TO CONVEY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION. INFORMATION. IF THE PUBLIC CAN’T TRUST OUR IF THE PUBLIC CAN’T TRUST OUR INFORMATION, THAT SPECIFIC INFORMATION, THAT SPECIFIC DANGER ARISES. DANGER ARISES. I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO I HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO PURSUE THESE TRUTHS. PURSUE THESE TRUTHS. I WILL. I WILL. FOR HIS PART, COMMERCE SECRETARY FOR HIS PART, COMMERCE SECRETARY WILBUR ROSS IS NOT EXPLICITLY WILBUR ROSS IS NOT EXPLICITLY DENYING THE REPORTING THAT HE DENYING THE REPORTING THAT HE PLACED THIS CALL TO THE HEAD OF PLACED THIS CALL TO THE HEAD OF NOAA ON FRIDAY THAT RESULTED IN NOAA ON FRIDAY THAT RESULTED IN NOAA PUTTING OUT THIS CRAZY NOAA PUTTING OUT THIS CRAZY STATEMENT UNDERCUTTING THE STATEMENT UNDERCUTTING THE SCIENCE OF THEIR OWN AGENCY, BUT SCIENCE OF THEIR OWN AGENCY, BUT WILBUR ROSS’ OFFICE IS DENYING WILBUR ROSS’ OFFICE IS DENYING THAT ON THAT CALL HE THREATENED THAT ON THAT CALL HE THREATENED TO FIRE ANYONE. TO FIRE ANYONE. I MEAN, WE’LL SEE IN TERMS OF I MEAN, WE’LL SEE IN TERMS OF THE CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER AT THE CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER AT NOAA INVESTIGATING THIS IN TERMS NOAA INVESTIGATING THIS IN TERMS OF A MATTER OF SCIENTIFIC OF A MATTER OF SCIENTIFIC SBECHLGT WE HAVE ALSO SINCE SBECHLGT WE HAVE ALSO SINCE LEARNED THE INSPECTOR GENERAL LEARNED THE INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT OF FOR THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE IS NOW GOING TO COMMERCE IS NOW GOING TO INVESTIGATE THIS MATTER, AND INVESTIGATE THIS MATTER, AND THERE ARE NOW THUNDEROUS CRIES THERE ARE NOW THUNDEROUS CRIES FROM MULTIPLE MEMBERS OF FROM MULTIPLE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT WILBUR ROSS SHOULD

Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. B-A-N-A-N-A R-E-P-U-B-L-I-C !

    By now there should be no people left wondering how things like 'Hitler' could happen.
    That's how it happens.
    Enablers are everywhere and transparency is missing.

    Get of this slope in 2020 or the US as we know it is toast.

  2. I don’t blame the head of NOAA at all. He refused and then Wilburn said he’d fire the politically assigned positions in the agency. He just tried to save those jobs.

  3. Trump is dumb and arrogant…but I'm not sure he's evil. George Bush Jr. was evil. Despite all his stupidity, Trump hasn't killed 400,000 innocent civilians.

  4. Well Trump is a sociopath, a malignant narcissist, and the Chosen One to boot. So he isn't obligated to listen to anyone. And he will fire anyone who dares to try and tell him anything. Even telling him the time of the day is enough to get you fired. The time of day will be whatever the chosen one says it is.

  5. Why can't anyone see that Trump wanted to funnel some emergency money to Alabama for some reason? It's all about money and payoffs for Trump.

  6. under trump
    Unemployment rate for black Americans falls to 5.5% in August
    Black unemployment rate falls to 5.5 percent as economists say it's a negative development for black citizens

  7. Trump lying and needing to be right turned what should have been a trivial story into a full blown scandal. Since taking office there has been drama almost everyday with that dude. There has been so much chaos that it's hard to keep up with. But directing the military to fly out of their way to enrich the airport and his hotel in Scotland is just absolutely disgusting. Worse president in U.S. history…by any measure.

  8. LOL Liberals only wish they could be loved and fill rallies like Trump man is truly loved and cherished by his supporters

  9. Honestly, watching US politics is like watching a 1,000-day-long Monty Python skit. It's so ridiculous, it's literally hard to accept. When your weather reporting becomes compromised because it doesn't pander to Dear Leader, JFC, all hope is lost.

  10. And everyone is upset! And everyone laughs, and rants, and grouches! And NOBODY IS MARCHING! Americans literally watch their democracy being destroyed, AND DO NOT CARE.

  11. Let's hope this latest Trump fiasco has changed as few Rep voters minds about Trump, as it hit close to home. Alabama is a stronghold of the right and racist. At least make them stay home at the next election.

  12. Just when you think Donald Trump's vanity and insecurity cannot get any worse. All this brouhaha happened simply because Trump could not bring himself to say he was wrong. Now professional and personal relationships among hundreds of hardworking government people are shattered. Do we need any more evidence that when the boss is dirty, it trickles down to all below him.

  13. Wilbur Ross…the human melting wax bust. He definitely needs to go, this is inexcusable. Compromising the accurate relaying of vital weather information that is vital to public safety over protecting the Presidents fragile ego is such an unconscionable breach of public trust.

  14. Rachel Maddow is a modern day hero with her reporting. Keep up the great work! Wish I still owned cable so I could watch you.

  15. I used to do security for NOAA in Seattle, back in the '80s, at both the Sand Point and Eastlake bases. The scientists that worked on the vessels and the National Weather Service personnel were some of the most dedicated, highly educated and just plain superior human beings. I considered it an honor to work with these individuals and was humbled by their fierce dedication to the work they were doing. In the decades since those days, I've followed NOAA's work and the science reporting they published to the public, knowing there would always be something significant and important revealed.

    To have an embezzling, sleazy honorless piece of crap like Wilbur Ross actually threaten the dedicated scientists at NOAA, to extort them into lying for a whining sniveler like Trump…. omg…. I'm beyond rage!!!

    How much more are we going to have to put up with from this feckless, vulgar, ignorant administration?!?!?

  16. Welcome to Soviet Amerika, where scientific results which contradict the dogma of the Politburo gets you quietly shuffled to a collective farm in Yakutsk, while "scientists" who throw garbage science down a bottomless hole get money grants and the right to purchase bluejeans from the commissars.

  17. https://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trumps-ex-wife-once-said-he-kept-a-book-of-hitlers-speeches-by-his-bed-2015-8 Donald Trump's ex-wife once said Trump kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bed

    Business Insider

    Sep. 1, 2015, 8:25 AM

    trumpUS Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    According to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husband, real-estate mogul Donald Trump, now a leading Republican presidential candidate, kept a book of Hitler's speeches near his bed.

    "Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler's collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed … Hitler's speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist," Marie Brenner wrote.

    Hitler was one of history's most prolific orators, building a genocidal Nazi regime with speeches that bewitched audiences.

  18. For one moment we saw a president spending time to understand and be able to explain the history and logic and proposing a solution to boring organizational issue. Wow… what a difference a few years makes

  19. I bet Trump had to rudely awaken Wilbur Ross from his afternoon nap to go after NOAA. (Ross is well known for napping through cabinet meetings, and once Trump even chastised him in front of reporters and cameras.)

  20. If Trump wins in 2020, we ain't see nothing yet. Given what he is doing now, he will believe he can do ANYTHING. Lie, Cheat, Tweet, Harass, and so forth.

  21. We don't need no education
    We don't need no thought control
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom
    Teacher, leave them kids alone
    Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone
    All in all it's just another brick in the wall
    All in all you're just another brick in the wall
    We don't need no education
    We don't need no thought control
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom
    Teachers, leave them kids alone
    Hey, teacher, leave us kids alone
    All in all you're just another brick in the wall
    All in all you're just another brick in the wall

  22. This actually makes me want to cry. How can his supporters still believe in Trump who leaps closer and closer to dictator status daily?

  23. It's just unbelievable that he doesn't know anything about the weather and spends a week threatening people to cover his back.

  24. Nobody wants to lose their job, especially in something as specialised as weather and someone who's risen to a top government position. But it would have been nice if, instead of a bogus press release supporting Donald Trump's ego, he'd held a press conference saying "I was just asked by Wilbur Ross to lie on behalf of the President. If they fire me or transfer me, at least now you'll all know why."

  25. It is insane what money can buy ! Besides right there Democrates you do have all Evidence you need to impeach him ! #SubscribetoDukeofJustice

  26. Had the President sent out a tweet that North Korea launched a rocket that might hit the west coast of the United States would that be a problem, especially if it is false, Then directs his administration to back up his claims?

  27. May we the people keep fighting for integrity against the base corruption of the Trump Regime's degenerate behavior. Kudos to every government employee who courageously stands up for truth and fights despicable political lies. Impeach Ross. Impeach Trump. Restore honor to America.

  28. Hey Fake News msnbc, Who is John Yang ???
    When you YouTube search msnbc they gave Trump 99% of the coverage, this is NOT acceptable and NOT news!!!

  29. Honestly, there’s a crazy story coming out of this Administration everyday. Are you not entertained America? But sadly, this is our reality. Corporate government turning democracy to fascism. “Don’t trust your eyes, just listen to us, your government”. Are you not entertained… America… are you not entertained?

  30. As return of Jesus draws closer and closer—Satan causes more chaos on earth via destructive weather…and conjuring hurricanes is evil deed

  31. ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
    Any and every American citizen who believes HE HAS ACTED BEYOND THE TRUE POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT, BURNED BRIDGES WITH ALL ITS ALLIES LEAVING AMERICA ALONE AND LESS MIGHTY, should vote him out together with all the LOYAL AND OBEDIENT Republicans in both houses for AIDING HIS MISGUIDED LEADERSHIP.

  32. Trump's tempest in a teapot brain does not allow for any dissention. He must lash out, he is compelled to lash out to prevent further disquiet from shattering his fragile ego.

  33. From the perspective of this simple-minded European, this is really beyond bizarre: the emperor's cloths revisited, only that was a fairy tale …

  34. Trump knows about Russians high technology weather control weapons because he works for Putin. Its the only way he could know the hurricane would go

  35. TRUMP IS like 'AN OLD NELLIE', one who gets in an uproar if a kid steps on his grass! He is such a snowflake, his base should be embarrassed . . . the whole word is embarrassed for America . . . TRUMP IS the DARTH OF Our great nation, and w/o IMPEACHMENT, he must be voted out . . . OR America, as we and our parents have known it . . . a free and wonderfull nation with equal opportunity for all, will be swept under the rug of trumpist dogma and hatred . . . we true patriots need to guarantee the defeat of this TYRANT and his minions by voting ALL BLUE IN 2020 !!!
    WILBER ROSS SHOULD RETIRE, HE'S 'A NELLIE', ALSO !!!
    #WETHEPEOPLE

  36. Just imagine… if a patriotic member of the Secret Service were to shoot Trump in the back of the head, we could all get back to normal. Such things do happen… the Emperor Caligula was assassinated by his own praetorian guards.

  37. That's hilarious Ross doesn't even pay taxes to this country instead, he hides them in tax havens. He shouldn't be telling anyone anything

  38. Good thing Trump was out of piano wire, or the NOAA employees wouldn't just get fired. BTW, when did Wilbur become the head of the personnel dept at the NOAA? Because how else could he threaten to fire anyone there? It's like if I called up a pizza shop and told them if they don't make it exactly right they're all fired.

  39. These media anchors have become these narcissistic moralizers not much unlike those they criticize. Strange times we live in!

  40. Black is white. white is black, the truth is lies and lies are the truth, the wall is built, the wall is not built, the President is right, everybody else is wrong.
    The Russians are not the enemy, the Russians are the enemy.
    The truth is lies and lies are the truth.
    The President is ALWAYS right.
    Sounds like a small time dictatorship, or perhaps a trumped up King.
    Heaven help America,
    For America's sake vote in 2020.

  41. Does NO ONE own a recording device which catches these liars in the act? Three years of this madness and NO ONE anticipated that Trump would do this? Really? Stop taking the crazy pills and stand up for FACTS!!

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