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at the end, previous guy won 8 of the 10 least educated states and Wilbur Ross made $53+ million

Wilbur Ross banked $53-$127 Million on the side while he was Secretary of Commerce. Now he's working at his $300 million business in the...

‘Outrageous’ and ‘Disturbing’: Openly Defying Federal Court Order, Wilbur Ross Moves to Shut Down Census Early

Just days after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to reinstate the previous October 31 deadline for the 2020 census, the U.S. Census...

‘Sick and Heartless’: Wilbur Ross Says Deadly Coronavirus Could Accelerate’ Return of Jobs to US

President Donald Trump's Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday suggested the deadly coronavirus that has sparked fears of a global pandemic could have a...

The Whole World Is Wilbur Ross, Who Clearly Fell Asleep During Ultra-Nationalist Trump Speech at UN

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross inadvertently—and without using words—spoke for millions upon millions of people around the world on Tuesday morning as he very...

Wilbur Ross Was Trump’s Henchman, Threatened To Fire NOAA Appointees If They Didn’t Side w/Trump On Dorian

Of all of the scandals in the Trump administration, and they are legion, SharpieGate will go down in history as the text book example in abject stupidity and political machinations for the sole purpose of protecting the Fool in Chief from his own folly. After Trump had thoroughly made himself the laughing stock of the entire planet, by insisting to know more about meteorology than the experts, and going to the extreme measure of altering a weather map, Wilbur Ross went into action to do damage control. Shortly after he threatened to fire NOAA’s political staff, they “corrected the record” and made it sound like Trump had been right all along, and that the original Weather Service tweet was due to  “a desire to embarrass the president more than concern for the safety of people in Alabama.” New York Times: The actions by the Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur L. Ross Jr., are the latest developments in a political imbroglio that began more than a week ago, when Dorian was bearing down on the Bahamas and Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter that Alabama would be hit “harder than anticipated.” A few minutes later, the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Ala., posted on Twitter that “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane Dorian will be felt across Alabama.” Mr. Trump persisted in saying that Alabama was at risk and a few days later, on Sept. 4, he displayed a NOAA map that appeared to have been altered with a black Sharpie to include Alabama in the area potentially affected by Dorian. Mr. Ross, the commerce secretary, intervened two days later, early last Friday, according to the three people familiar with his actions. Mr. Ross phoned Neil Jacobs, the acting administrator of NOAA, from Greece where the secretary was traveling for meetings and instructed Dr. Jacobs to fix the agency’s perceived contradiction of the president. Dr. Jacobs objected to the demand and was told that the political staff at NOAA would be fired if the situation was not fixed, according to the three individuals, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the episode. Unlike career government employees, political staff are appointed by the administration. They usually include a handful of top officials, such as Dr. Jacobs, and their aides. Naturally, all this did was antagonize the scientific community, essentially pitting Trump’s need to have has idiocy validated, against the credibility of a government agency, and it’s own scientists. That sparked an email Monday from Craig N. McClean, NOAA’s acting chief scientist, telling the agency that he was investigating “potential violations” with respect to NOAA’s decision to invalidate the Birmingham Weather Service’s opinion and instead back Trump’s statement. McLean called that decision “a danger to public health and safety.” The public safety theme was also echoed Monday when the National Weather Service director, Louis W. Uccellini publicly praised the work of the Birmingham, Alabama office and said that staff members had “one thing in mind, public safety” in contradicting Trump’s initial tweet. The reality TV president doesn’t have a clue how he was threatening reality by tweeting out false information about Dorian and Alabama and the Weather Service acted in the only way they could have, which was responsibly. The issue at NOAA has yet to be resolved. None of this […]

Commerce Department is ‘a disaster’; Wilbur Ross falls asleep in meetings

Believe me, I wish I could sleep through the Trump years, too — and I don’t even work at the White House. But if you’re...

230-198 – Criminal Contempt Vote against Barr and Ross

For the second time in U.S. history, Congress has held a sitting Cabinet official in contempt.  Guess they should have responded to that subpoena... https://twitter.com/ZoeTillman/status/1151621952353837056 https://twitter.com/nprpolitics/status/1151621377968836614 https://twitter.com/politico/status/1151619881235877888

Trump declares his own government’s statements about census defeat to be ‘FAKE!’

Another morning, another tweeted declaration by Donald Trump that everyone else in his own administration is a liar. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1146435093491277824 This is at direct odds with at...

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