Dems rail against Trump after global warming tweet
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Democrats in both houses of Congress piled on President TrumpDonald John TrumpCoast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing MORE on Thursday night after he suggested the northeastern U.S. could use some "global warming" to help recover from cold temperatures.

In his tweet earlier Thursday evening, Trump also incorrectly asserted that the U.S. would be the only country to contribute money to a climate fund under the Paris agreement, which Trump pledged to exit in June.

The tweet sparked rebuke from several Democratic lawmakers, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenPoll shows 36 percent support Trump's reelection, 43 percent prefer generic Democrat Trump's approval rating holds steady at 45 percent amid government shutdown: poll Senate Dems introduce bill to keep DACA info private MORE, who tweeted that the U.S. has a "moral obligation" to combat climate change.

Warren was joined by fellow Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisStaffer shares video of Kamala Harris dancing to Cardi B in office Mellman: Lynching and defective representation Poll shows 36 percent support Trump's reelection, 43 percent prefer generic Democrat MORE (D-Calif.) and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseSenate Dems introduce bill to keep DACA info private Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies Dem calls for Cohen to testify before Senate panel over explosive report MORE (D-R.I.). Harris tweeted that local governments must confront climate issues while the administration won't, while Whitehouse implored the president to read a report on climate change produced by his own administration.

The tweet also drew jabs from several Democrats, including Reps. Ted Lieu (Calif.) and Kathleen RiceKathleen Maura RiceMcCarthy, allies retaliate against Freedom Caucus leader How Pelosi is punishing some critics while rewarding others The 15 Democrats who voted against Pelosi MORE (N.Y.) and Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalSmall but powerful amendment could lessen immigration detention Dems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell Women's March plans 'Medicare for All' day of lobbying in DC MORE (Wash.). Rice was the sharpest with her criticism, accusing the president of tweeting "like a child."

Virginia Rep. Don Beyer (D), meanwhile, pointed out that Trump erroneously referred to the amount the U.S. would pay under the Paris agreement as "trillions" of dollars, accusing Trump of not understanding the deal he has often criticized. Wisconsin Rep. Mark PocanMark William PocanDems offer measure to raise minimum wage to per hour House Dems to introduce minimum wage bill Congress poised to push back at Trump on Saudi Arabia, Syria MORE (D) coined a nickname for Trump over the affair, "Denying Donald."

The tweet also drew criticism from former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzOcasio-Cortez speaks about 'justice' at Women's March Women's March expecting smaller crowds amid controversy over alleged anti-Semitism Women’s March official says group has ‘ignited political imagination of women’ MORE (Fla.), who praised local efforts in Broward County, Florida, to protect the state from the effects of climate change.