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Trump said the cold East Coast could use some 'good old Global Warming'


President Trump says the eastern U.S. could use some “good old Global Warming” to heat up states experiencing an especially cold Winter.

“In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record,” he tweeted Thursday.

“Perhaps 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,” Trump added. “Bundle up!”

Trump’s remarks infuriated Democrats, with many deriding his skepticism of the danger presented by climate change worldwide.

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) on Thursday criticized Trump’s understanding of the issue, arguing the president was also lost on Paris climate agreement.

“1: This isn’t how climate change works,” he tweeted. “2: We weren’t paying trillions of dollars.”

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“You didn’t understand the Paris Agreement in June and you still don’t,” Beyer continued, referencing when Trump announced the U.S. would exit the landmark pact.

“3: Climate change is real. It is a serious threat to our children. You need people on your team who can explain this to you.”

The Paris agreement is a 195-nation accord which pledged to reduce carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases in an attempt at combating climate change.

Weather describes the state of the Earth’s atmosphere over a shorter time range than climate, which is a summary of how weather impacts it over a longer period.

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The New York Times on Thursday reported that Trump’s tweet comes as portions of the East Coast are readying for record-breaking New Year’s Eve temperatures.

New York City is forecast to observe its coldest temperatures during the holiday since the 1960s.

Parts of the overall U.S. were approximately 15 to 30 degrees colder than average for this span of the year when Trump’s Twitter post appeared Thursday.

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