For the last year, at least, Donald Trump has solidified his position as America's least favorite racist, ignorant uncle. But his latest tweet about climate change seals the deal like nothing else before it.
On Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump decided to comment on the cold temperatures that are currently hitting much of the United States. Cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest are experiencing single-digit or even negative-degree temperatures. They're being pounded with snow. It's all in all...not normal.
Trump used the freezing temperatures in an attempt to discredit global warming – or more accurately, global climate change — like a child. That's right, folks. He pulled out the old "If global warming exists, why is it so cold?" nonsense. Obviously, the Internet piled on immediately. They weren't going to let this buffoon, our president, get away with such ignorance.
On December 27, the weather department of the Washington Post tweeted out a very pertinent warning:
They know people. They know that people will try to use this “pocket of cold” in the U.S. to try to debunk global warming, even though that’s utter nonsense.
And just over 24 hours later, there it was, folks, from the President of the United States:
Oh-ho-ho, this is so bad. Like, if anything were unbelievable anymore, this climate-change-denying tweet from Donald Trump would be unbelievable. “Bundle up!” his smug a** wrote while categorically getting everything wrong about climate change.
The rest of the Internet immediately destroyed him, with logic and science and common sense.
Weather is not climate. Period. I don’t know who is responsible for calling it “global warming” instead of “climate change” right off the bat, but they deserve a smacking for facilitating dumb arguments like Trump’s.
California Congressman Adam Schiff pointed out that this year has been a banner year for evidence that climate change exists:
We’ve had massive, deadly hurricanes and intense, sweeping wildfires this year, weather events that have destroyed livelihoods and killed people, and here’s Donald Trump, joking about the cold.
Beyond insensitive. Beyond inappropriate.
Not to mention, the fact that it could be the "COLDEST New Year's Eve on record" only proves that climate change is real.
Global warming doesn’t mean that everywhere is warmer than it should be all the time, and Donald Trump would know that if he passed fourth-grade science.
One fellow reality TV star jumped in to school Trump on his idiotic views…