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 The president also tried say that the term “global warming” has been replaced by the term “climate change” for a strange and simple minded reason: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.’
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:
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:
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
You can watch the intro to the interview in the Twitter video below:
It’s nice to be missed… pic.twitter.com/14uhePZx0G
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 26, 2018
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