By James Delingpole - breitbart.com
President Trump has not let the tedious gap between Christmas and New Year go to waste.
As usual, he has been trolling his enemies like a boss:
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
Here’s how a few of them took the bait:
Believe it or not, global climate change is very real even if it’s cold outside Trump Tower right now. Just like there is still hunger in the world, even if you just had a Big Mac. https://t.co/VCGyGRWGCJ
— Jon Foley (@GlobalEcoGuy) December 29, 2017
Global warming is fake because it is cold where I am
No one in the world is starving because I have food in my kitchen
Poverty isn't real because I just got paid
And around we go
— Shaena Montanari (@DrShaena) December 29, 2017
It’s dark outside now. Therefore there is no sun. https://t.co/DRc1KyzOE2
— Scott A Mandia (@AGW_Prof) December 29, 2017
In our free course 'Climate Change: Science', we'll learn the difference between weather events and climate change and review the evidence for our influence on this change. It's easy to confuse the two, even if you're a president. https://t.co/TYQqRdf0xL
— Exeter Climate MOOCs (@ClimateExeter) December 29, 2017
What none of these goons ever seems to realize is that they are all being played.
Donald Trump really does not care about how snarky their comebacks are or how seemingly clever their analogies or how withering their contempt.
The more they sneer, the more snotty and aloof it makes them look – and the more out of touch with normal people.
What normal people are seeing right now when they look out of their windows is weather so cold that the very last thing on their minds is trying to prevent “global warming” by raising taxes, increasing regulations, building more bat-chomping bird-slicing eco-crucifixes, and bombing the economy back to the dark ages.
And what they are thinking is what the president is thinking: “We really could use some more of that global warming.”
Sure, it’s a well-worn cliche that Trump himself has used before:
It's really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal. Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2015
But like a lot of cliches, it’s a cliche because it’s true. People generally do prefer warmer weather to colder weather, which is why they dream of retiring to Florida, San Diego, or Cap D’Antibes, rather than Chicago or Siberia.
Also, all those Trump voters who think it seems to be getting colder and colder at this time of year are right. It’s the “experts” who claim otherwise who are wrong – as Steven Goddard shows here: