Can We Ever Trust The Dept of Commerce Again.

chijim

Cabinet head Trump toadie Wilbur Ross allegedly threatened firing and had NOAA lie so Trump wouldn't look bad - how can we trust future job/unemployment and economic figures coming out of Commerce that don't have Trump's possible taint if they don't look good and are 'corrected' to benefit him?

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Carro

Source please.

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barncatz

I just read an article about this on some site. About all the different ways an immoral incumbent president could basically 'fix' an election.



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barncatz

Carro, source for Wilbur Ross threat?


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/climate/hurricane-dorian-trump-tweet.html


I watched footage last night of the Alabama NOAA station chief getting a standing ovation at the NWA Annual meeting, led by the NWS chief.


https://www.businessinsider.com/national-weather-service-chief-standing-ovation-forecasters-corrected-trump-2019-9

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Carro

Thanks!

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THOR, Son of ODIN(2)

Not until Treason Don is removed from office.

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Joaniepoanie

As long as Trump is in office, we can’t trust or believe anything this administration says. How many times did Spicey and Sarah stand there and lie with straight faces?!!

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Linda

Wilbur Ross brought shame on himself and all those who serve under him. Shame on the gutless coward!

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Andie

Appears Mulvaney set the wheels in motion after Trump issued the command.


"Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, told Wilbur Ross,
the commerce secretary, to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration publicly disavow the forecasters’ position that Alabama
was not at risk. NOAA, which is part of the Commerce Department, issued an unsigned statement last Friday in response, saying that the Birmingham, Ala., office was wrong to dispute the president’s warning
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Delilah66

https://www.google.com/amp/s/beta.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/11/lawmakers-commerce-department-launch-investigations-into-noaas-decision-back-presidents-trump-over-forecasters/%3foutputType=amp

If those weak-willed scum working for trump instead of the citizens would get spines and resign instead of falling on trump’s many petards, trump would be stalled and we AND they would be better off. Make him ineffective. He’s already scraping the bottom of the barrel. With his next reach, the fat t@rd will fall in and we can tighten down the bung. Within 90 days that barrel of hazardous waste will have to be shipped off site and permanently disposed of. You’re welcome.

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Linda

Nope, just endless lies and propaganda, that is mainly all that is associated with Trumpy & his Gang. Rampant corruption follows the Grifter around like a pack of wolves biting at his heels. All that he touches is infused with the taint of greed and to utter a word of truth...well, it just isn't allowed, he'd have a hissy-fit! The revolving door goes round and round, then he pulls out another name, more incompetent than those that came before!

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Michele

Not while this frontman and his handlers are in the whitehouse

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HU9999

Of course we can't. We know if Trump is talking, he's lying. We know his mental illness causes him to not be able to deal with criticism. And we know that the ones that work for him have no morals and will do what he says, even if they know it's a lie. So, no we cannot trust anything from this administration. They are dangerous.

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JodiK

Chijim, do you seriously trust any of our government agencies? Call me cynical, or skeptical... but I don't. Most appear to work for their benefactors, the corporate 1% and their friends who are a part of them.


It's more than obvious that the majority of our government agencies don't operate with the best interests of the people in mind. If they did, we wouldn't have half the problems we have.

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Michele

Exactly

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HU9999

I agree. Too many in government will do what their donors want and not what the people want.

BUT that is very different from what is happening with the Trump admin. They will lie solely to make their boss look good. Because if they don't, they get fired. This is not normal.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Excellent point, chijim.

And anybody else remember when the GWB administration was thought to be excessively politicizing things? This admin. makes those guys look like pikers.

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