Quantcast
Connect with us

CNN’s Chris Cuomo gobsmacked by Trump adviser’s climate plan: ‘Ivanka is working on this issue’

Published

on

CNN’s Chris Cuomo grilled Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci on his position on climate change Wednesday morning — and he came away stunned by the lengths he went to deny it’s a real phenomenon.

When Cuomo confronted Scaramucci with a simple fact that there’s an overwhelming consensus about the causes of climate change within the scientific community, Scaramucci suggested that they could all be wrong by noting that “scientists” once refused to believe that the Earth was round.

“Look, I know the current president believes that the human beings are affecting the climate,” said Scaramucci. “There are scientists that believe that that’s not happening.”

Cuomo wasn’t letting him off the hook, however.

“The overwhelming consensus is that man’s actions have an impact on science,” he explained, just before Scaramucci dropped a dumbfounding reply.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Chris, there was an overwhelming science that the earth was flat,” the Trump adviser said, despite the fact that beliefs in a flat Earth were anything but “scientific.” “We were the center of the world. 100%. You know, we did a lot of things wrong in the scientific community. You and I both know that. I’m not suggesting that we’re affecting the change. I honestly don’t know, I’m not a scientist.”

Cuomo once again pointed out that the available data shows that climate change is a real danger, but Scaramucci told him to calm down because Trump met with actor Leonardo DiCaprio to talk about it.

“I just told you that we met with Leo DiCaprio last week, and we met with Vice President Al Gore,” he said. “As you just mentioned, Ivanka is working on this issue. The president-elect is a very common sense oriented guy and basically what he said is if we reduce carbon emissions, the air is going to get cleaner.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch the whole segment below.


Report typos and corrections to [email protected].

Send confidential news tips to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

WATCH: Employee at Tim Hortons slurs Muslim couple and tells them ‘go back to your own country’

Published

on

According to a report from Deadline Detroit, a Muslim advocacy group has filed a complaint against a local Tim Horton's location after an employee insulted a Muslim couple and told them to "go back to their own country," followed by a sexist slur.

The report states Alaa Kouider and her husband, Ameur Dhaimini, were purchasing coffee at the local fast food location when they got into an argument with the cashier.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Former New Hampshire GOP chair: Trump is using ‘the worst kind of racism’ to tear America apart

Published

on

President Donald Trump this past week ratcheted up racist rhetoric against four Democratic women of color, culminating in chants of "send her back" directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during a Trump rally on Wednesday night.

Jennifer Horn, the former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, has written an editorial for USA Today in which she laments the fact that the entire Republican Party has been transformed by Trump into a "racist, nationalist movement" that she believes is tearing the country apart.

Continue Reading
 

Commentary

Trump spewed a firehose of Orwellian lies after his racist outburst — and the media timidly bought into it

Published

on

With plodding predictability, we're now supposed to believe that Donald Trump is unhappy with racist chants by his followers and true believers. And that's after he spent the better part of the past week defending and doubling down on his use of a classic white supremacist demand that people of color should "go back" to wherever their ancestors came from.

This article was originally published at Salon

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

Join Me. Try Raw Story Investigates for $1. Invest in Journalism. Escape Ads.
close-image