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:
U.S. to be coldest region in world relative to normal over next week. Please note rest of world will be much warme… https://t.co/WH0guiFedn— Capital Weather Gang (@Capital Weather Gang)1514410273.0
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.
@realDonaldTrump Weather is not climate, dipshit.— shauna (@shauna)1514506492.0
California Congressman Adam Schiff pointed out that this year has been a banner year for evidence that climate change exists:
Very clever, Mr. President. Although the millions of families recovering from the worst hurricane and fire seasons… https://t.co/YI4OsaeYCf— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff)1514559106.0
Not to mention, the fact that it could be the "COLDEST New Year's Eve on record" only proves that climate change is real.
Using climate change as an argument against climate change is quite an amazing accomplishment https://t.co/WGGYE9H74a— Nate (@Nate)1514507673.0
Remember Vinny from Jersey Shore?Turns out he's way more well-versed in the nuances of the issue of climate change than the President of the United States. Cool, cool cool cool (which, for the record, still means global warming is happening).
A lot of people were making jokes about Donald Trump's tweet, but they were forgetting one thing...
It’d be funny if this guy wasn’t the most powerful person on the planet. https://t.co/2NW8QmQVyi— Murtaza M. Hussain (@Murtaza M. Hussain)1514506318.0
But not everyone was simply lamenting Trump's stupidity. Some tried to offer practical solutions:And you know what, this isn't such a bad idea. Trump has tried to destroy everything else Obama put in place. Maybe if he thought Obama created climate change, he'd try to stop that too.
Others were more concerned about the other things Trump doesn't comprehend now that it's clear he really doesn't understand climate change.
If Trump can't comprehend that Climate Change doesn't mean it has to be warm all the time, there isn't a chance in… https://t.co/C9dU9mVXBy— Devin Duke (@Devin Duke)1514524036.0
One thing is for sure:
Donald Trump thinking climate change isn't real because it's cold is the most 2017 thing ever— self-identified emo (@self-identified emo)1514530372.0