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Fri Jun 2, 2017, 03:10 PM

 

Trump officials refuse to answer whether president believes climate change is a hoax

Source: Politico

By Madeline Conway

06/02/2017 02:32 PM EDT

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday both refused to answer repeated questions of whether President Donald Trump believes climate change is a hoax.

The two officials faced a barrage of questions during the White House briefing, one day after Trump sparked a global backlash by announcing the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, joining Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries holding out from the pact.

Pruitt first dodged a question about whether Trump believes in climate change by suggesting that he and the president did not even discuss the topic over the course of their deliberations.

“What's interesting about all the discussions we had through the last several weeks have been focused on one singular issue: Is Paris good or not for this country,” Pruitt told reporters. “That's the discussions I've had with the president. That's been my focus. The focus remained on whether Paris put us at a disadvantage.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/02/does-donald-trump-think-climate-change-is-a-hoax-239073

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GBizzle Jun 2017 OP
bucolic_frolic Jun 2017 #1
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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 03:14 PM

1. Belief vs. science vs. hoax

Why are we having this discussion?

Science was accepted during the Enlightenment.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 03:43 PM

2. The Enlightenment's over. We're in the Betsy DeVos era now.

'Certainly, the climate changes,' Betsy DeVos says when asked about environmental views

By The Washington Post
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on June 02, 2017 at 12:29 PM, updated June 02, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who on Thursday praised President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, declined to comment Friday (June 2) on the extent to which human activity has driven climate change over the last half-century.

She instead reiterated her praise for Trump's decision during a visit to a D.C. charter school, saying that he had "made good on a promise to ensure that the American people are not subject to overreach" and "fulfilled a commitment to keep America first and to focus on American jobs."

Pressed by reporters for her personal views on climate change, DeVos said: "Certainly, the climate changes. Yes."

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:41 PM

3. This is where we are at -- "Does the pResident believe the earth is round?"

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Response to GBizzle (Original post)

Fri Jun 2, 2017, 05:45 PM

4. Chuck Todd pointed out that Dump is Having a Seawall Built by his Ireland gulf court

But still doesn't believe in climate warming.....

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