Conservative internet news mogul Matt Drudge called for President Donald Trump to “clear out climate hysterics” from the National Weather Service after the federal agency incorrectly forecasted a snowstorm barreling the Northeast.
“What is going on with National Weather Service?” Drudge asked on Twitter when it became clear Tuesday’s snowstorm, contrary to forecasts, would spare New York City and other major hubs. “Lots of misses piling up.”
“Overreaction by govts, bad forecasting,” the internet titan added, “very troubling trend!!”
Drudge, who in October suggested without evidence that the federal government exaggerated the intensity of Hurricane Matthew to gin up fear over climate change, said Trump “should clear out climate hysterics from NWS.”
“All storms grossly exaggerated,” he tweeted. “National Guard called for 3 inches? JFK closed? Laughable.”
While Tuesday’s snowstorm didn’t barrel through New York City as forecasters anticipated, it did slam other parts of the Northeast.
Drudge is the founder and editor of the Drudge Report, a popular and influential conservative news aggregation website visited by millions of readers each month.
Last week, after Fox News host Sean Hannity called for Trump to “purge” holdovers from former President Barack Obama’s administration, Trump suddenly on the next day asked for the resignations of each US attorney.
Drudge has been the subject of strong criticism in recent months, often using his highly trafficked website to push conspiracy theories to promote his political agenda. He has also ripped the Republican establishment as of late, and continued to do so on Tuesday.
In a tweet, Drudge contended the GOP “lied about wanting tax cuts.”
“Can we get our votes back?” he asked.
The White House did not immediately return a request for comment.
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