Trump responds: “Greta should focus on those places” with bad pollution, rising emissions pic.twitter.com/Jq5bTxEXcw
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2020
President Trump dealt with 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg forcefully, yet respectfully, in dismantling her critiques over the U.S. government’s response to pollution and climate change.
After Greta told world leaders in Davos the end is nigh, Trump suggested that the activist “focus” on nations with rising emissions, instead of honing in on the United States – which leads the world in CO2 emissions reductions. (Daily Wire)
Trump said at a presser on Wednesday that he did not watch Thunberg’s speech, though he would have “loved to,” while challenging the teen to focus on entire continents and countries producing dramatically rising emissions.
“Some people put it at a level that is unrealistic, to a point that you can’t live your lives,” Trump explained. “We want to have the cleanest water on earth, we wanna have the cleanest air on earth. Our numbers, as you saw, we had record numbers come out very recently. Our [environmental] numbers are very, very good.”
“We have to do something about other continents, we have to do something about other countries,” POTUS continued. “When we’re clean and beautiful and everything is good, but you have another continent where the fumes are rising at levels that you can’t believe. I think Greta oughta focus on those places.”
“We are doing better right now than we’ve ever done in terms of cleanliness, in terms of numbers,” Trump emphasized.