Less than an hour into the presidential debate, Donald Trump lied about his record on climate change. Apparently, he no longer remembers describing global warming as a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. The internet, however, does.
“Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese,” Clinton said.
“I did not. I do not say it,” Trump interrupted her.
Here’s what Trump had to say on the matter of our human-induced planetary heat wave, all the way back in 2012:
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
“I think it’s real,” Trump said in reference to global warming.
A curious change of heart for a man who wants to vastly expand America’s coal industry and rip the Paris agreement to shreds. But perhaps it’s a good thing that a shred of scientific knowledge has finally managed to diffuse into his obscenely tanned head.