Fox News’ Chris Wallace and Shep Smith were both confused why no one in President Donald Trump’s cabinet or White House seems to know what the official position is on climate change.
For years, Republicans have denied the existence of climate change while various branches of the government from the military down to local municipal governments have been preparing for the inevitable.
“Do we know his position on this matter,” Smith asked.
“No,” Wallace replied flatly. “And it’s kind of astonishing. The EPA administrator, the man in charge of the environment for President Trump and he says ‘I don’t know what he thinks.’ You have the White House press secretary, ‘I don’t know what he thinks.’ Interestingly enough, and this seems to be the avenue to follow up with Scott Pruitt… he did say that they would continue to reduce carbon emissions just not to the Paris Climate Accord.”
Wallace went on to explain that the only reason the White House would want to reduce carbon admissions would be because they believe it is causing global climate change.
Smith recalled Trump’s economic reasoning behind the Accord and wondered if Pruitt or the White House had any further information with facts and figures because economists and experts dispute the claims that the Paris Accord would be an economic disaster.
Wallace cited some studies that have indicated that by 2040 there might be a loss of jobs in the manufacturing sector. However, Wallace noted that those numbers don’t take into account the increase in jobs in the green energy sector.
Watch the full discussion below:
24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter
President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.
It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.
Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.
And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.
All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.
Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:
GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT
There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.
"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.
Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.
Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.
Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat: