The climate arsonist is now in California, on a hastily scheduled addition to his campaign trip and repeated his nonsense from the last time he was there, touting Finland’s approach to forest floor management. And Trump later claimed that the climate will get cooler. (Probably after the nuclear winter)
Trump on climate change: “It'll start getting cooler. You just watch … I don't think science knows, actually.”
The president of the United States thinks wildfires are caused by exploding trees https://t.co/1SezqyqPXa
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 14, 2020
Trump: When trees fall down, after 18 months – they become very dry. No water flowing through. They can explode.
— Victor Blackwell CNN (@VictorBlackwell) September 14, 2020
At start of meeting on the wildfires, Gov Newsom, (wearing mask on the left), acknowledges need for better forest management. But also asks Pres Trump to respect the views of those who say climate change is a major factor in exacerbating the fires. pic.twitter.com/DOXuXFOQDq
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 14, 2020
“It'll start getting cooler, you just watch.” – President Trump.
“I wish science agreed with you” – CA Natural Resources Secretary.
“I don't think science knows actually.”- President Trump.
Just like when he said the Coronavirus would just disappear
— Chris Sigurdson (@sigurdson_chris) September 14, 2020
Biden just called Trump a “climate arsonist” and I’m all for it.
Raise your hand if you agree 🙋🏻♀️
The West is on fire! Climate change is happening RIGHT NOW!!!pic.twitter.com/kgejssndNH
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) September 14, 2020
LIVE: Joe Biden speaks on climate change and the ongoing wildfires. https://t.co/EqRAxpENtz
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 14, 2020
“If we have four more years of Trump’s climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires? How many suburbs will have been flooded out? How many suburbs will have been blown away in superstorms?”
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewBatesNC) September 14, 2020
Trump isn't trying to win. He's trying to get within cheating distance. Many top officials are placing their official duties and the levers of government at the disposal of his effort to hold power while losing the popular vote. I compiled 7 big examples:https://t.co/PFeV9lujwJ
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 14, 2020
Rushing coronavirus treatments. The New York Times just reported that scientists inside Trump’s own government are warning that the White House is laying the groundwork to increase pressure to approve a vaccine before Election Day, “even in the absence of agreement on its effectiveness and safety.”
Interfering in public health messaging. Politico reports that political appointees have been relentlessly intervening to soften language in official communications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to align them with Trump’s rosy claims about the coronavirus. They’ve had some success.
Twisting intelligence to support campaign agitprop. A Department of Homeland Security whistleblower has revealed that top officials pressed for findings about civil unrest to be revised to downplay white-supremacist violence and pump up the illusion of an organized leftist domestic terror threat.
Helping cast doubt on Russian electoral sabotage. Attorney General William P. Barr may reportedly release an interim report on his department’s ongoing “review” of the origins of the Russia investigation before the election. Barr reportedly wants the U.S. attorney doing the review to move faster.
Limiting disclosure of knowledge of Russian sabotage. Meanwhile, Trump’s intelligence officials have announced an end to in-person congressional briefings on what they’re learning about ongoing Russian efforts to sabotage this election.
Discrediting vote-by-mail. Barr is also cranking out false public statements to discredit vote-by-mail, whether it’s falsely claiming it’s vulnerable to a massive foreign-engineered conspiracy or blatantly misrepresenting actual domestic cases of fraud.
Validating fake narratives about Hunter Biden. Trump’s Republican Senate allies still continue to pursue a phony investigation designed to fake-validate a series of smears about Hunter Biden’s activities in Ukraine.
Encouraging: The Biden campaign “is establishing a major new legal operation, bringing in two former solicitors general and hundreds of lawyers in what the campaign billed as the largest election protection program in presidential campaign history.” https://t.co/pbhXDlzxhX
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) September 14, 2020
Bring Back the Days of Bunga Bunga. https://t.co/5A5ZQZYxfr
— Robert Young Pelton (@RYP__) September 14, 2020
His Saturday sentence on Twitter: “Was Andy McCabe ever forced to pay back the $700,000 illegally given to him and his wife, for his wife's political campaign, by Crooked Hillary Clinton while Hillary was under FBI investigation, and McCabe was the head of the FBI???”x
Possible new record: Trump made four false claims in one sentence. https://t.co/niNohzI0SK
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 14, 2020