Trump continued his tradition of commenting on every new Democratic presidential candidate for 2020 by once against demonstrating that he doesn’t understand the basic science behind climate change. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota formally announced her campaign in the pouring snow today — the perfect backdrop for a platform with a heavy emphasis on fighting climate change.
Donald Trump has clung to the idea that “global warming” can’t exist if it’s ever cold, ignoring the constant explanations by desperate Americans trying to get him to understand (or admit) that an overall warming of the climate results in more extreme temperatures and weather on both ends of the thermometer, for several years now. He did it again today by implying that the snowstorm Klobuchar endured during her announcement is somehow evidence against climate change.
Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019
What she looks like is another strong woman in a growing field of awesome ladies eager to dethrone Trump.
The current President missed the opportunity to comment on the real issue facing Senator Klobuchar, which is the allegations of abuse and general mistreatment from her former staffers. Anonymous sources told HuffPost that she was “habitually demeaning and prone to bursts of cruelty” when they worked for her. Her reputation was allegedly bad enough to make it difficult for her to find a campaign manager.
Then again, Trump commenting on allegations of abuse and cruelty likely would not have gone down any better for him, seeing as he was caught on tape admitting to sexual assault and has a habit of insulting and lashing out at anyone who stands up to him.
But instead of having a productive discussion about workplace abuse, let’s get back to trying to teach the President how climate works.
👏 These 👏 are 👏 not 👏 the 👏 same 👏 thing!pic.twitter.com/OiP9uMIDko— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) February 10, 2019
Your base may like these foolish, science-averse, climate change denying tweets but to the rest of the country you look like a science-averse, climate change denying fool @realDonaldTrump. https://t.co/GJCy9KpbG3— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) February 10, 2019
Climate change has long been predicted to cause more big snow storms.— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) February 10, 2019
For example, here's a portion of a 2009 report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program on National Climate Change talking about snow storms becoming "stronger and more frequent" pic.twitter.com/KW2PBeXxns
Climate Change explained for Trump: warming oceans cause colder climates..its like having a russian prostitute (or two) peeing on your bed, even though the pee is warm when it first hits your face, as it cools it makes the bed colder and wet. Got it?— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) February 10, 2019
Please continue to advertise your complete & total ignorance of anything that matters. Most 8 year olds understand the difference between climate & weather. When you're dead & gone you'll be remembered as the dumbass traitor POTUS who bragged about trying to destroy the planet. pic.twitter.com/PLf0hxQGkB— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) February 10, 2019
Donald Trump acknowledges climate change — at his golf course …https://t.co/0FG6H53WXm— Forever Logical 🖖 (@ForeverLogical) February 10, 2019
May 23, 2016 - A permit application for a sea wall around one of Donald Trump's golf courses explicitly names global warming as a reason to build the wall.
Trump is spouting Kremlin climate science denial. Trump is a Kremlin stooge. pic.twitter.com/STeSwZ3n5H— ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ (@WritesTruths) February 10, 2019
Looney Lying Donnie displays for us once again how utterly ignorant he is of science and weather phenomena. Not too long before Mar-a-Lago, Washington DC, New York City, and Chicago will be feeling the real estate pain from rising sea levels. Oh my!— mike sparkman (@MikeSparkman65) February 11, 2019
What this tweet actually is saying... pic.twitter.com/nFFkHtraKZ— Tricky Nick (@279_nick) February 11, 2019
Let’s not forget about the fertile territory that is Trump’s aversion to bad weather. Can’t get his “hair” wet!
Just Sayin' ... pic.twitter.com/TpyVulp5KA— IWSRADIO.COM LIT AF (@IWS_Radio) February 11, 2019
Amy is awesome and a little bad weather won’t stop her from showing up for our vets.— WashitaValleyGirl (@jenn741) February 11, 2019
Coming from a ‘‘man’’ who couldn’t pay his respects to veterans in France because of the rain...— Justin Kelly 🏳️🌈 (@Persolvis) February 11, 2019
Amy Klobuchar, stood in a blizzard to campaign.— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) February 10, 2019
Meanwhile in France, everybody but the President of the United States stood to honor our own fallen soldiers of World War 2. Somebody was scared of a wittle rain.
This is how it's done coward. pic.twitter.com/t51byggk97
And then there's you... pic.twitter.com/d1rh19En6p— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) February 10, 2019
Remember when you came down the escalator at Trump Tower to announce your candidacy and you paid people to be there? Just checking.— Lisa Stewart🗝🗝🗝 (@holachola) February 11, 2019
At least Klobuchar has the courage to stand in snow like a normal human being.— Anonymous White House Official (@dvorakoelling) February 10, 2019
You, Oh Strange and Cowardly One, have cancelled events because of raindrops and a fear of your hair getting ruined (which makes NO sense, because, well, your hair).
Maybe sit this one out, too.
I'm thinking that the frail old feeb who refused to leave his hotel room and honor fallen soldiers because it was drizzling outside really needs to sit this one out— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 10, 2019
His spray tan would wash off🥴— Amy A Redpath (@aredphat) February 10, 2019
You're afraid of rain and stairs, bud. Your literacy skills are questionable at best. You still don't know that weather and climate are two different things. pic.twitter.com/ergTupNRhv— Josh (@joshw0530) February 11, 2019
Klobuchar herself settled on a little of both.
Science is on my side, @realDonaldTrump. Looking forward to debating you about climate change (and many other issues). And I wonder how your hair would fare in a blizzard? ☃️— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) February 10, 2019
Everyone else can join my team and contribute at https://t.co/Hz91NGE8hB https://t.co/Xjjz9I2Fw7
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