Donald Trump called into Monday’s Morning Joe Show on MSNBC to ridicule President Obama’s emphasis on climate change as the world’s number one problem.
I think one of the dumbest statements I’ve ever heard in politics, in the history of politics as I know it, which is pretty good, was Obama’s statement that our number one problem is global warming. OK? When we have large groups of people that want to blow up every one of our cities, that want to destroy our country, that want to kill our people, and he’s worried about global warming. I think it’s one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen. Or perhaps most naive. He could be naive in a certain way. He actually, I think, is somewhat naive, if you want to know the truth, beyond the incompetent part. And I think that his statement the other day that we’re gonna show them when we meet that we mean business for the future and global warming and climate change or whatever the new term is, because now they have extreme weather. You know they have so many new terms because the old ones don’t work very well.
Mr. Trump commented on the decline of America’s coal industry while other nations continue to burn coal.
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But when you look at what happens with our coal, we don’t use it, the industry is in shatters, but what does get used is being shipped to China and they’re spewing it into the air. So, you know, if you’re talking about global warming or climate change, you have to make the whole world behave. You can’t just say we’re going to behave and become non-competitive because we’re behaving. But other countries like China and Vietnam and many others are not behaving.