What Does Trump Actually Think About Climate Change?


Trump is definitely a global warming denier, but when you look at his history, his policy opinions seem to be all over the map.

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did you ever call climate change a hoax
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well I might have because when I look at
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some of the things that are going on in
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fact if you look at Europe where they
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had their big summit a couple of years
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ago where people were sending out emails
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what exactly are Trump’s views on
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climate change
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considering that Trump is now my
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president I felt it important to
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actually answer that question
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however Trump is a chameleon his tweets
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on environmental issues contradict with
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his sit-down interviews which then
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contradict with his stump speeches he’s
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all over the map but I think you can pin
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him down to a couple general categories
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that he evokes in relation to his
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audience and the mood of the room Trump
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didn’t hire Trump the supporter and
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Trump the middleman over the past seven
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years he’s run through these phases and
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waves though is denialist attitude is
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definitely the strongest of the three
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this is especially the case since
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kickstart in his campaign in June of
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2015
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Trump’s environmental naysaying can be
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seen in his overwhelming number of
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tweets that attack wind turbines and
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claim China created climate change
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tweets that insistently questioned the
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existence of global warming because
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there’s snow on the ground he also
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seemed to champion this opinion most
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often during his campaign speeches
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calling for coal jobs and explaining
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that Trump digs poll more concerning
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still he filled his cabinet with Oil
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Barons and anti EPA Crusaders boasts
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claims to pull out of the Paris
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agreement even with some of his more
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flippant statements it’s clear that
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Trump leans heavily on denial when
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approaching issues regarding climate
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change however in between these strong
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attacks on climate science in action
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Trump sow seeds of contradiction by
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supporting processes to quell rapid
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changes in climate his slippery stance
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seems to betray his negative views in
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2009 he signed a petition urging
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President Obama to take action on
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climate change while at a town-hall
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meeting he claims
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he even donated $5,000 of his
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foundations money to protect our winters
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an advocacy group dedicated to
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mobilizing the outdoor sports community
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to lead the charge towards positive
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climate action under the shadow of his
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whirlwind of climate denying tweets and
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speeches this can seem a little bit
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confusing analyzed closely however it
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falls in line with what continues to
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drive Trump’s success he constantly
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misdirects his critics in order to
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escape deep probes into his psyche this
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is why we concede Trump the middle man
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he almost seems to wield confusion as a
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tool releasing a bold statement one day
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and then adamantly refusing it the next
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he slides easily into roles that he
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knows his audience will enjoy this
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appears in his head genome clean air and
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water or his meeting with Al Gore he is
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the ability to confidently deny what
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he’s clearly already said Donald thinks
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that climate change is a hoax
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perpetrated by the Chinese I think it’s
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real I did not to appear centered in his
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ideology much like giving a dog a treat
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Trump’s seeds these small gestures in
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order to distract from the fact that his
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presidential agenda points towards
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climate inaction still Trump appears to
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be heavily influenced by the people that
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surround him and the audiences he seeks
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to impress he looks insecure in his
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position and it is here that climate
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activists have powered a week ago over
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630 American companies signed a letter
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urging Trump to address the issue of
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climate change nationwide actions like
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these combined with strong public
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support could turn the tide if his
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audience believes in swift action to
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halt rapid changes in climate then maybe
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it will just be a matter of time before
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Trump finally listens to the crowd
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more videos like this thanks so much for
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watching and I’ll see you next week bye


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