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Congress Piles on Trump for Huge Mistake in Global Warming Tweet

Democrats in both houses of Congress piled on President Trump Thursday night after he ignorantly suggested that the northeastern U.S. could use some “global warming” to help them recover from cold temperatures.

In his tweet early Thursday evening, Trump also incorrectly claimed that the U.S. would be the only country to give money to a climate fund under the Paris agreement, which Trump promised to exit in June.

The tweet sparked rebuttals from several Democratic lawmakers, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D), who said that the U.S. has a “moral obligation” to fight climate change.

Warren was joined by Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). Harris tweeted that local governments must deal with climate issues while the administration won’t, while Whitehouse urged the president to read a report on climate change created by his own administration.

The tweet also drew insults from several California Democrats, including Ted Lieu and Kathleen Rice. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) also spoke up. Rice was the sharpest with her criticism, saying the president tweeted “like a child.”

Virginia Rep. Don Beyer (D), meanwhile, pointed out that Trump incorrectly referred to the amount the U.S. would have paid under the Paris agreement as “trillions” of dollars, accusing Trump of not knowing anything about the deal he has often criticized. Wisconsin’s Mark Pocan created a nickname for Trump over the affair, “Denying Donald.”

The tweet also got criticism from former DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), who thanked local efforts in Broward County, Florida to protect the state from the effects of global warming.

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