Donald Trump: Obama Climate Change Remarks One of ‘Dumbest Things’ Uttered in History
When Donald Trump doesn’t understand something, he immediately mocks it.
Following President Barack Obama’s announcements about climate change, Trump commented, calling them the “dumbest things” ever on Monday.
“I think one of the dumbest statements I’ve ever heard in politics — in the history of politics as I know it, which is pretty good, was Obama’s statement that our No. 1 problem is global warming,” Trump said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“I think it’s one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen, or perhaps most naïve,” Trump said. “He actually is somewhat naïve, if you want to know the truth, beyond the incompetent part.”
Obama called on the other western leaders to safeguard the west through climate change legislation.
“What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to save it,” Obama said at the COP21 conference, being held in the French capital just weeks after a bloody terrorist attack there.
Obama’s secretary of state, John Kerry, who has led the charge both on addressing the civil war and instability in Syria and on climate change, has said that the extreme drought in the war-torn country was a contributing factor to the strife there, which has fed terrorist groups including ISIS. He was clear, though, that it was not the only cause of the war.
The President reiterated that idea Monday, telling world leaders his visit this year to Alaska showed him global warming close up.
“It was a preview of one possible future — a glimpse of our children’s fate if the climate keeps changing faster than our efforts to address it,” he said. “Submerged countries. Abandoned cities. Fields that no longer grow. Political disruptions that trigger new conflict, and even more floods of desperate peoples seeking the sanctuary of nations not their own.”
Trump said the administration is misguided.
“For (Obama) to say that that’s more important than stopping countries like, by the way, North Korea, which is never even mentioned,” Trump said, citing their nuclear arsenal.
Asked about his own climate plan, Trump said his buildings have won environmental awards, but his policy amounts to: “I want to make sure we have clean air and clean water.”
He also said the U.S. can only do so much when other countries are massive polluters.
“Other countries like China, Vietnam and many others are not behaving,” Trump said.
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