During a roundtable Monday on the wildfires engulfing California, Wade Crowfoot, the state’s secretary of natural resources, warned Trump about record-breaking high temperatures. He told the president that they wouldn’t be able to protect Californians if they “ignore the science and put our heads in the sand.”
“It’ll start getting cooler,” Trump responded flippantly, to which Crowfoot said, “I wish science agreed with you.”
“I don’t think science knows, actually,” Trump said, smirking.
Check out Trump’s comments here:
“We’ve had temperatures explode this summer… If we ignore the science and put our heads in the sand, we’re not going to succeed.”
Trump: “It’ll start getting cooler, you just watch.
“I wish science agreed with you.”
Trump: “I don’t think science knows, actually.” pic.twitter.com/l0xUJrbm6j
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 14, 2020
Trump has repeatedly dismissed the science behind climate change, calling it “bullshit” and a “hoax” spread by the Chinese government. The vast majority of the world’s scientists disagree with the president’s assessment.
Crowfoot repeated his assertion to the president on Twitter:
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hit Trump with two words:
Many other tweeters, including actors Mark Hamill and Ken Jeong, also chimed in as the hashtag #scienceknows started trending:
People are dying.
The air is full of ash.
The sky is orange.
Homes are on fire.
Forests are burning.
And Donald Trump keeps lying.
Donald Trump: Too many lies for too long. https://t.co/u2keGb4SJz
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 14, 2020