“Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it’s real," Clinton said.
“I did not. I did not. I do not say that,” Trump interjected.
Yes, Donald, you did. And there's a Twitter trail to prove it.
This wasn't the first time Trump tried to shift his stance on this key issue. While the GOP nominee once claimed that tweet to be a joke, he has doubled down on the hoax claim a number of times, tweeting in 2014, “Is our country still spending money on the GLOBAL WARMING HOAX?” And on CNN in 2015, “I don’t believe in climate change.”
91% Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming
However, this is Michael Bastarch from The Daily Caller, a conservative website co-founded by Neil Patel, former adviser to VP Dick Cheney. I double-dare you to read that article and come to the same conclusion. There is a political tendency to listen and preach to the choir. Who do you think tunes in to Rush Limbaugh? Barack Obama? Hillary Clinton? Maybe Donald Trump.
But don't denounce Trump, nor the Republicans. Blame yourself: global warming ranked near the bottom of voters' concerns:
|Worried a great deal/fair amount about global warming|
|Effects of global warming already begun|
|Will pose serious threat to you in your lifetime|
|Increased temperatures due to human activities|
|GALLUP ENVIRONMENT POLL|
While that shift is happening, Republicans still mostly just do not believe global warming will affect them in their lifetime, which is the attitude of Donald Trump. How can a Republican and Democrat growing up in our society today be so different in appreciating that human activities are causing these increasing temperatures. LOOK IMMEDIATELY ABOVE AT THE FINAL COMPARISON: Republicans = 38% and Democrats = 85%.
With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people?
Amazon has only nine of Inhofe's book available, for $18.35. He went so far as to blame Barbra Streisand. Inhofe is certainly not alone:
You might be surprised, though, to hear that he is half-right regarding polar ice and the polar bear population is actually a reasonable debatable subject.
man-made climate change might be a concern, even Republicans should begin to take notice. But maybe that's why the American station closed down earlier this year.
More than eight years ago I wrote in The Huffington Post:
The Congressional Insiders Poll reported on June 7, 2008 showed that 95% of Democrats and only 26% of Republicans agreed with the following statement: “Do you think it’s been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the Earth is warming because of man-made pollution?”