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Trump Tweets That Because It’s Snowing in January There Can’t Be Global Warming

Donald Trump has again confused weather with climate change, suggesting the country would benefit from “a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now” as a massive snowstorm dropped several inches of snow and sent temperatures plunging across the Midwest and swaths of the Northeast United States.

Little more than two months since a similarly misleading conflation, the president tweeted: “Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold.

“Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!”

In November, Trump conflated seasonal weather with climate change, suggesting chilly conditions meant global warming wasn’t real.

“Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?” he tweeted.

Trump has long history of denying the scientific consensus on climate change. He once claimed the phenomenon was a Chinese hoax intended to hurt American exports.

In October, Trump told CBS’s 60 Minutes he thought that although the climate might be changing, the climate “could very well go back”.

Twitter was shaking their heads:

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