Appearing on CNN’s New Day with host Chris Cuomo, one of the President Donald Trump’s earliest supporters claimed there was “no need” for a new environmental agreement to replace the Paris Accord before offering up a baffling description of environmental science that is completely at odds with scientific consensus.
Speaking with host Cuomo, Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) defended the president decision in the contentious interview, saying, “This was not agreement on the science behind global warming. This was a bad deal for the United States.”
“On global warming,” Cuomo asked. “That is what this was about. International recognition of a recognized problem by all. We have problems with greenhouse gasses and we all need to address it. Do you accept that premise?”
“Well, I do accept it,” Collins replied. “I traveled to the Arctic Circle a week ago to meet with the scientists. We discussed this in great depth. They pointed out that most of the models they put out there are not playing out for a variety of reasons. There is a some level of warming. With that we are getting more vegetation, and the vegetation is absorbing the CO2 at rates which were not expected.”
“Did any of the scientists tell you that global warming isn’t a problem?” Cuomo pressed. “Did any of them tell you that, any of them?”
“We did not use those terms,” Collins deflected. “We tried to stay away from the political terms.”
“We talked about hard numbers, the numbers are not going up the way they were predicted,” Collins continued. “At some point, you know, we have all kinds of climate change issues going on. We need jobs. We need to focus on jobs.”
“I don’t know why you have to deny science to make jobs,” Cuomo shot back. “I don’t get it. You can dance if you want, but no scientist told you there is not a global warming problem.”
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While it was dismissed by some as an overhyped media obsession, the presidential scandal that has come to be known as "Sharpiegate" was, in fact, an early warning sign of the truly catastrophic potential of Donald Trump.
The story arose out of Hurricane Dorian, which began its deliberate march up toward the East Coast of the United States in late August and early September of 2019. It ravaged the Bahamas, and officials feared the damage it could inflict stateside. But then came a Trump tweet on Sept. 1, and later comments to reporters, in which he warned that Alabama was in the storm's path. He said it was among the states "most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated."
Florida governor finally releases the true numbers of people hospitalized with coronavirus
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finally caved in to pressure to release the actual numbers of coronavirus cases in the state's hospitals.
Until Friday, DeSantis had refused to reveal the true numbers, leaving many in the state unaware of just how bad the cases were. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a whopping 7,000 Floridians are in hospitals hoping they survive the virus.
"The data, which for the first time breaks down the number of people in the hospital with coronavirus, was promised by the state two weeks ago," the report explained.
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asks why Bill Barr is trying to ‘erase Robert Mueller’s investigation’ before November
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace returned to television Friday night to address what she called outright corruption in the Trump White House after another example of the president trying to escape the consequences of the law.
Wallace began by calling Attorney General William Barr nothing more than Trump's "bouncer."
"He has been intellectually overestimated from day one. He is not a mastermind of anything," said Wallace. "He is Donald Trump's body man."
She cited "well-sourced spin" coming from the White House Friday evening, because there were people that she said were "enlisted" with trying to talk Trump out of commuting Roger Stone's sentence. She anticipated that Barr and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone may huff and puff about the act, but that they won't quit over it. "And we should remember their names forever. They are all accomplices in the greatest corruption of one of the most sacred powers."