CNN Hosts Freak out Over Trump Mocking Global Warming During Cold Wave
CNN Hosts Freak Out Over Trump Mocking Global Warming During Cold Wave (NewsBusters)
On Friday morning, CNN anchors were freaking out as President Donald Trump used the occasion of record-low temperatures on the East Coast to take a jab at global warming theory. On CNN's Early Start program, co-host Dave Briggs repeatedly called Trump's tweet "bizarre," and CNN's New Day also dealt with the story in the first half hour of the show.
At 4:23 a.m., host Briggs -- formerly of FNC -- brought up the issue and immediately scoffed at the President:
In a tweet as bizarre as it was lacking in scientific knowledge, President Trump sarcastically suggested that climate change could be a good thing, apparently not realizing climate change and local weather are not exactly the same thing. While he was on vacation in sunny Florida where it's in the mid-70s, the President fired off this tweet:
Briggs then read the tweet in question: "In the East, it could be the coldest New Year's Eve on record. Maybe we could use a little bit of that good old global warming that our country, but not other countries, was going to pay trillions of dollars to protect against. Bundle up!"