Sanders: Trump Thinks ‘Climate Change Is A Hoax Invented By The Chinese’

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the NBC, YouTube Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
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During the Sunday Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) bashed Republican politicians who do not take climate change seriously, calling out Donald Trump for his theory that the concept of global warming was created by the Chinese.

“It is amazing to me, and I think we’ll have agreement on this up here, that we have a major party called the Republican Party that is so owned by the fossil fuel industry, and their campaign contributions, that they don’t even have the courage, the decency to listen to the scientists,” Sanders said. “It is beyond my comprehension how we can elect a president of the United States, somebody like Trump who believes that climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese.”

Trump floated his theory about climate change on Twitter in 2012.

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  1. Avatar for chammy chammy says:

    Bless Bernie’s heart. He doesn’t like getting in the dirt and he avoids it when he can, and for which I have such admiration for him. However, I fear if Trump and Bernie are the nominees Bernie might not be able to put Trump in his place.

  2. Avatar for anniew anniew says:

    Agree to disagree. He’s willing to be harsh against the Republicans, just doesn’t want to do the same against his primary opponents, I get it.

  3. Avatar for chammy chammy says:

    I think we are on the same page. I just do have concerns about his going one on one with Trunp in a debate. I may be wrong.

  4. What the hell… everybody knows that global warming was invented by liberal American scientists who wanted research grants to fund their War on Christmas® and the sacred Free Enterprise System that Jesus himself bestowed on America.

  5. That one line shows the difference between the two parties…one works within reality to develop policy, the other makes policy and then suffers the consequences of the real world. It’s a lot better having reality considered when you’re trying to make your way in the world.

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