Dems rail against Trump after global warming tweet
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Democrats in both houses of Congress piled on President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove' Schumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar 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 WarrenHillicon Valley: T-Mobile, Sprint complete merger | Warren pushes food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees | Lawsuit accuses Zoom of improperly sharing user data Warren calls on food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees Biden confirms he's considering Whitmer for VP MORE, who tweeted that the U.S. has a "moral obligation" to combat climate change.

Warren was joined by fellow Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden confirms he's considering Whitmer for VP Democratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much MORE (D-Calif.) and Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseDemocratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Overnight Energy: Coronavirus package punts on environmental fights | Court sides with tribes in Dakota Access Pipeline case | Trump officials walk away from ethanol court fight Coronavirus package punts on environmental fights 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 RiceHere are the lawmakers who have self-quarantined as a precaution Top Democrats demand answers on DHS plans to deploy elite agents to sanctuary cities Buttigieg plans NY fundraiser with Michael J. Fox MORE (N.Y.) and Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalPelosi says House will review Senate coronavirus stimulus package Critical supplies shortage hampers hospitals, health providers Washington state lawmakers warn health workers running low on protective gear 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 PocanStudents with disabilities could lose with COVID-19 stimulus package Overnight Defense: 'Tens of thousands' of National Guard troops could be activated for coronavirus response | Hospital ships could take week to deploy | Trump says military to help Americans stuck in Peru Democrats introduce bill to send coronavirus tests to US troops in Middle East 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 SchultzTop health official Fauci: People in US not easily getting coronavirus testing 'is a failing' Sanders poised for big Super Tuesday Establishment Democrats rallying behind Biden MORE (Fla.), who praised local efforts in Broward County, Florida, to protect the state from the effects of climate change.