'Bundle Up!': Trump Mocks Paris Climate Accord as His Hometown Freezes
President Trump mocked the Paris Climate Accord he rejected earlier this year in a tweet highlighting the chilly temperatures in his home region.
"In the east, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record," Trump wrote. "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."
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
Fox News Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth said New Years Eve revelers coming to Times Square will encounter a high of 20 degrees and low temperatures in the teens after sunset.
He said the conditions in the traditional security "pens" that revelers must stay in could be "dangerous" as the temperatures drop.
On Wednesday, North American wind chills ranged from 19 degrees in Washington to minus-20 in Fargo, N.D. and even as low as minus-39 degrees in Yellowknife, the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories, Reichmuth reported.
Trump pulled America out of the climate deal earlier this year, citing the financial cost and the negative effect the plan would have on domestic jobs and production.
The president's latest expression of climate change skepticism drew an immediate backlash and pushback from his critics. They pointed out that extreme cold is not linked to climate change.
Either @realDonaldTrump doesn't understand the science behind climate change, or he is intentionally misleading the American people. Also, Merry Christmas (even though today is Dec 28) because the President says we can say that again (even though we have always been saying it). https://t.co/8KwaxdbvzB
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 29, 2017
I’m going to say something really crazy: I believe in science. Climate change is real and we have a moral obligation to protect this Earth for our children and grandchildren.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) December 29, 2017
1: This isn’t how climate change works.
2: We weren’t paying trillions of dollars. You didn’t understand the Paris Agreement in June and you still don’t.
3: Climate Change is real. It is a serious threat to our children. You need people on your team who can explain this to you. https://t.co/SQG9cMGOGe
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) December 29, 2017
President Trump cast doubt on the reality of climate change, but he appeared unaware of the distinction between weather and climate https://t.co/mqpdjawCZC
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 29, 2017
But others pointed out that the president, as he has done before, simply intended to rile up the opposition with his latest tweet.
God you ppl are so good at getting trolled by him
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) December 29, 2017
Trump to media, every day 24/7 pic.twitter.com/I1BfVJYMoV
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 29, 2017