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Trump on Federal Climate Report: ‘I Don’t Believe It’

EWG: If Trump Doesn’t Believe It, It Must Be True
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Monday, November 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Trump doesn’t believe the alarming climate change report by more than 300 scientists in 13 agencies in his own administration.

Asked Monday by reporters why the latest National Climate Assessment, which details the economic and environmental devastation expected in coming decades, was buried on Black Friday, Trump said flatly: “I don’t believe it.” He did say that he’d “read some of it.”

“Given what we know about the president’s reading habits, I wonder if the report has any pictures,” said EWG President Ken Cook.

“By now it’s the safest bet in town that when President Trump doesn’t believe something is true, it is,” said Cook. “None of the president’s policy positions are grounded in facts, and his unfortunate decision to dismiss his own government’s alarming study further demonstrates his utter ignorance when it comes to the threats climate change presents to every American.”

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