Trump Notices Amy Klobuchar Talking Global Warming in Middle of Blizzard, Immediately Does What He Does Best


Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced her candidacy for 2020 on Sunday during an outdoor event in a heavy snowstorm, but when she started talking about man-made global warming and climate change while freezing in a blizzard, it was too much for President Donald Trump to let go unmentioned.

Trump has not outright dismissed the entire notion of a changing climate caused by humans, but he has expressed skepticism over claims that the science is “settled” in that regard. He has certainly been skeptical about the Democratic suggested responses to a changing climate, which typically involve higher taxes on the citizenry and more government regulations on businesses.

Klobuchar, on the other hand, has displayed no such skepticism in regard to dubious estimates on how the climate may or may not change over the next several decades. In her speech on Sunday, she announced a number of climate change-related measures she would immediately enact or support if elected president.

“The people are on our side when it comes to climate change,” said Klobuchar. “Why? Because like you and I, they believe in science.”

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“That is why in the first 100 days of my administration, I will reinstate the Clean Power rules and the gas mileage standards and put forth sweeping legislation to invest in green jobs and infrastructure,” she continued. “And on Day One, we will rejoin the international climate agreement.”

It is worth noting that those things mentioned by Klobuchar would all be the opposite of what Trump has done thus far in office, as he got rid of the Clean Power rules and gas mileage standards that were crippling and destroying the energy sector, auto industry and economy as a whole, same as the Paris agreement on climate that Trump withdrew the U.S. from.

While Klobuchar’s commentary on climate change may have prompted cheers and applause from those gathered in the driving snowstorm to hear her speech, it provoked a bit of humorous trolling on the part of Trump, who couldn’t help but point out the disparate imagery of heavy snow and freezing temperatures among talk of the planet growing warmer and becoming a climate crisis.

In response to Klobuchar’s speech, Trump tweeted, “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.”

In what can only be described as a poke at the Democratic Party’s obsession with gender, the president added, “By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!”

This is actually not the first time that Trump has humorously called out liberals for their incessant focus on global warming-based climate change. He recently had a little fun in that regard in reference to the brutal sub-zero temperatures brought about by a weather condition known as a “polar vortex” that gripped the nation just a little more than a week ago.

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On Jan. 28, Trump hilariously tweeted in tongue-in-cheek trolling fashion, “In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Warming? Please come back fast, we need you!”

More recently, the president trolled Democrats with regard to the ludicrous “Green New Deal” climate change-related socialist power grab agenda put forward by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which Klobuchar has signaled she is supportive of, according to The Hill.

Trump sarcastically tweeted on Saturday, “I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called ‘Carbon Footprint’ to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military – even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!”

In the 1970s, radical environmentalists on the left warned of global cooling and an impending ice age, only to shift to concerns about acid rain and greenhouse gases in the ’80s, prior to being gripped with a full-blown panic over man-made global warming in the ’90s.

When none of the dire predictions of imminent environmental destruction came to pass, “global warming” was transitioned to the more vague “climate change,” which has now been further transitioned to be “extreme weather.” That undercuts the liberals’ prior insistence that weather doesn’t equal climate and vice versa, but it does give them a chance to blame human beings for the weather, no matter how hot or cold, wet or dry, overcast or clear it is at any given moment.

In truth, nobody knows what the weather will really be like more than a few days out from now, and the climate has been changing between warm and cool periods since the dawn of time, long before humans had any sort of impact on it.

Trump is right to mock Democrats like Klobuchar for their blindly partisan stance on the decidedly unsettled science of the subject.

And sometimes they just make it too easy.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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