Virginia Rep. Don Beyer (D) hit President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE on Thursday after the president suggested the northeastern U.S. could use some "global warming" to deal with low temperatures.

In a tweet Thursday night, Beyer slammed Trump for not surrounding himself with experts who understand the threats posed by climate change.

"1: This isn’t how climate change works," Beyer tweeted. "2: We weren’t paying trillions of dollars. You didn’t understand the Paris Agreement in June and you still don’t."

"3: Climate Change is real," he added. "It is a serious threat to our children. You need people on your team who can explain this to you."

In a tweet earlier Thursday night, Trump suggested that "global warming" (an outdated term in the science community to once used describe climate change) could be helpful for alleviating cold temperatures reported across the northeastern United States, as well as erroneously suggested that the United States would be the only country to contribute money under the Paris climate agreement.


"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!" the president tweeted.

Trump announced in June that the U.S. would exit the Obama-era Paris climate agreement in a speech at the White House. The 195-nation agreement seeks to curb carbon emissions and other greenhouse gasses in order to fight climate change. The earliest date the U.S. can exit the agreement is Nov. 4, 2020.