“Trump Nominees Distance Themselves From His Climate Rhetoric”

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Trump Nominees Distance Themselves From His Climate Rhetoric

By Bill Murray
January 20, 2017

Rick Perry, questioned by senators Thursday vetting him as a potential energy secretary, was the fourth of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees to repudiate some of the president-elect’s most controversial statements on climate change and environmental protection during their confirmation hearings.

Trump, in 2012 on Twitter, famously called climate change a “hoax” created by the Chinese, an assertion he denied when asked about it last year during a presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.

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Real Clear Politics

Firstly, Trump’s “Climate Rhetoric” basically consists of a 2012 Tweet.

Secondly, Trump’s nominees are accurately characterizing climate change, which annoyed the schist out many of the Senate Democrats…

Trump nominees share a less urgent climate-change line

By Brady Dennis and Chris Mooney January 19 at 8:00 PM
No so long ago, Rick Perry described the…

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