Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday evening to mention the record-breaking freezing cold weather currently slamming much of the eastern United States and saying the U.S. could use some “global warming” during the cold snap.
“In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record,” Trump tweeted. “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!”
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
Large swaths of the US are expected to see record-breaking cold temperatures over New Year’s weekend, with some areas expected to have low temperatures in the negative 40s.
Much of the Northeast is also facing wind chill advisories over the weekend, with wind chills in New England expected to measure between 20 and 40 degrees below zero.
Trump has denied that global warming exists in the past, claiming it was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” In June, Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, a worldwide pact to cut back on carbon emissions in order to reduce global warming.
Twitter was quick to respond:
— Danforth France (@danforthfrance) December 29, 2017
Are you really this ignorant that you think that since we have a cold winter it means that global warming is bogus?
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) December 29, 2017
THAT’S NOT HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WORKS YOU DICK.
— Dave Jones ️ (@WelshGasDoc) December 29, 2017
You are so stupid it is painful.
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) December 29, 2017
IS THIS A REAL TWEET? AM I ACTUALLY READING THIS FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?!
— nohomo (@austinJ99) December 29, 2017
And when one of the stars of Jersey Shore is smarter than the president:
I think climate change is more complex than global warming will make it hotter. It has to do with disruptions of atmospheric conditions,ocean patterns, jet streams and shit like that
— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) December 29, 2017
It’s truly terrifying to think that Donald J. Trump is our president.