Trump: Obama a hypocrite on climate change
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Fallon responds to Trump: I'll donate to pro-immigrant nonprofit in his name South Carolina GOP candidate expected to make full recovery after car accident Official: US to present North Korea with timeline, 'specific asks' MORE on Saturday accused President Obama of hypocrisy, saying he spews pollutants from Air Force One in order to deliver speeches on the threat of climate change.
“Watch Obama talking about the carbon footprint, and then he flies over Hawaii in an old 747 with the old engines spewing the hell out of it,” Trump said at a rally in Iowa.
“And then he gives a speech about global warming and the carbon footprint,” he added. “Gets into Air Force One, which is a very old Boeing 747, with the old, really big engines, and if you’re a believer in carbon footprint, you don’t like this, right?
“But think of it. Flies a 747 to Hawaii and back, and then he gets up and gives a speech about global warming. I mean, give me a break.”
The Republican primary front-runner also called the carbon tax a “scam.”
“I was just given a bill. I flew my plane into a certain location,” he said. “They sent me a bill for $2,200 — a carbon tax. I said, ‘What a scam. What kind of a scam is this?’ And my plane is a good plane, and it’s efficient.”
Trump also polled the audience to see how many believed in climate change, to which one person responded, “Al Gore.”