President Donald Trump on Tuesday recited a bogus report from "Fox & Friends" that claimed that pumping unlimited amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is good for the environment.
Specifically, Trump quoted a former Greenpeace official who has long since been disavowed by the environmental organization over his claims that there is no such thing as climate change resulting from human activities.
"The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it’s Fake Science," wrote Trump, quoting former Greenpeace official Patrick Moore. "There is no climate crisis, there’s weather and climate all around the world, and in fact carbon dioxide is the main building block of all life."
The president then added a "Wow!" at the end of the quote.
Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace: “The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it’s Fake Science. There… https://t.co/bFSnDQNsD7— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1552393788.0
Greenpeace quickly responded to Trump's tweet and pointed out that Moore is not the organization's founder and that he has not been involved with Greenpeace for decades.
"He is a paid lobbyist, not an independent source," the organization emphasized. "His statements about AOC and the Green New Deal have nothing to do with our positions."
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends Patrick Moore was not a co-founder of Greenpeace. He does not represent Greenpeace.… https://t.co/SsawNsrLxY— Greenpeace USA (@Greenpeace USA) 1552393827.0
Multiple other replies to Trump's tweet took him to task for his illiteracy on climate science -- check out some of the best reactions below.
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends when you applied to build a sea wall at your tacky golf resort in Ireland, the reas… https://t.co/pYEuJiTix0— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1552394089.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends He wasn’t a founder. He worked for them and Greenpeace let him go because of his se… https://t.co/lBwek0V6RH— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski) 1552394154.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends He left Greenpeace Canada over 30 years ago over policy differences. But since we a… https://t.co/Xkv3m3AgSL— nerd immunity (@nerd immunity) 1552395135.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends You are clearly someone who has breathed in a lot of carbon dioxide.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger) 1552395729.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends Also ... WOW! https://t.co/c1L9MWyJav— Aquatic Ecologist (@Aquatic Ecologist) 1552395757.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends How were your grades in science at college? Oh, that’s right, you refuse to show them.— Michael Taylor (@Michael Taylor) 1552395545.0
@realDonaldTrump @foxandfriends A cloud of carbon dioxide once killed an entire village of 2,000 people. Yes, we ne… https://t.co/CZRKw87ut5— Alexandra Erin the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman (@Alexandra Erin the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman) 1552394132.0