Did Trump Call Global Warming a Chinese Hoax? (Yes. And Tonight He Lied About It.)
“I do not say that.”
Trump, you’ll be shocked to learn, wasn’t exactly telling the truth. Let’s focus on the climate claim, which you can watch in the video above.
During Monday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said: “Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it’s real. I think science is real.”
“I did not, I did not,” countered Trump. “I do not say that.”
Clinton is correct. Here’s what Trump tweeted in 2012:
Trump has since suggested that this comment was a joke—a hilarious one, no doubt. Regardless, Trump has repeatedly called global warming a “hoax.” On Fox News in 2014, for instance:
And on Twitter: