Trump: Obama a hypocrite on climate change
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“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.”