Do you think using funds for climate change research is a waste of your money? Well, so does the White House. Trump’s budget director had one simple, blunt answer for those curious about it. Do you love it or hate it?
“Regarding the question as to climate change,” Mulvaney bluntly responded, “I think the president was fairly straight forward – we’re not spending any money on that anymore.”
“We consider that to be a waste of your money, to go out there and do that, so that is a specific tie to his campaign,” and then he moved on.
Trump had often said that global warming was not going to be a focus of his presidency, and even tweeted at one point that it was a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese government to undermine American competitiveness, a suggestion the Chinese mocked later.
OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on climate change: “We’re not spending money on that anymore” https://t.co/uJ1zwwqhNH
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