Trump Just Said The Dumbest Sh*t Ever About Climate Change; Get Ready To Facepalm Hard

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The president gave a new interview while across the pond, set to air Sunday night, during which he revealed he still has absolutely no idea what climate change even is. In a baffling display of proud ignorance Donald Trump sat down and discussed global warming and climate change with British television host Piers Morgan.

ITV News reports that Trump told Morgan:

‘The ice caps were going to melt, they were going to be gone by now, but now they’re setting records. They’re at a record level.’

Of course, that’s absolutely false. The president also tried say that the term “global warming” has been replaced by the term “climate change” for a strange and simple minded reason:

‘I mean, look, it used to not be climate change. It used to be global warming. That wasn’t working too well because it was getting too close all over the place.’

TOPSHOT – An ice bridge cracks from the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier located at Los Glaciares National Park, southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on March 10, 2016. With 250 km2 ice formation, and 30 km in length, the Perito Moreno is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes mountain range. AFP PHOTO / WALTER DIAZ / AFP / Walter Diaz (Photo credit should read WALTER DIAZ/AFP/Getty Images)

According to NASA, global warming and climate change are related, but different. The term global warming is related to the rising surface temperatures across the planet because of the use of fossil fuels. While climate change refers to what NASA says is “a broad range of global phenomena created predominantly by burning fossil fuels.” When it comes to monitoring climate change, global warming is a part of that.

Below are some of the top Twitter user reactions to what has to be one of the most embarrassing interview the president has ever given:

2017 was one of planet Earth’s hottest years on record, accord to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, while NASA reported that both poles have the lowest level of sea ice since 1979.

Donald Trump has always expressed his extreme skepticism when it comes to global warming and climate change, at one point accusing the Chinese of making it up. Just last month the president questioned global warming while using twitter:

JACOBSHAVN BAY, GREENLAND – AUGUST 24: (ISRAEL OUT) Icebergs float in the Jacobshavn Bay on August 24, 2007 near the town of Ilulissat, Greenland. Scientists believe that Greenland, with its melting ice caps and disappearing glaciers, is an accurate thermometer of global warming. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

You can watch the intro to the interview in the Twitter video below:

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