As America freezes, Trump suggests using bit of global warming
Donald Trump mocked climate change on Friday, displaying once again how little he thinks of the modern world's most imminent threat. Referring to the Arctic chill that's settled on the US, 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."
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
According to the US National Weather Service, the country's central and eastern parts are battling "dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills." New York is expected to have below-normal temperatures between -12.7C and -6.6C through Saturday. It was -40C in Canada's northern Ontario province on Thursday morning. Health Canada has warned residents that exposed skin could freeze within 10 minutes in places under -35C.
Unsurprisingly, Trump's missive invited the wrath of Twitter users, enraged by his insensitivity towards a global threat and the rough weather conditions in America. A lot of them also enlightened him on his another glaring mistake. "Weather is not the same as climate," tweeted Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington state. "The president should be able to understand that. It isn't hard," she said.
This isn't the first time that Trump has mixed a place's local temperature with global warming. In 2012, he had tweeted: "It's freezing and snowing in New York - we need global warming." Then a year later, he said, "Ice storm rolls from Texas to Tennessee - I'm in Los Angeles and it's freezing. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!"