Dem lawmaker: Trump ‘tweeting like a child who hates science class’

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Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) ripped President Trump Thursday for his tweet saying the U.S. could use some “good old global warming” during a record-setting bout of cold weather.

“Instead of tweeting like a child who hates science class, if you’re so worried about the cold you could always send your 45M+ followers info about how to find shelter, prevent hypothermia & frost bite, prevent pipes from freezing, protect their pets, etc,” Rice tweeted.

{mosads}Rice also slammed Trump for tweeting from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

“Not even to mention the fact that you are in Florida. At your country club. Where you played golf today. Again,” she said. “There are people all over America who will sleep outside tonight because they have no warm place to go.” 

Earlier Thursday, Trump tweeted about the cold weather blasting much of the US, saying the country needed “a little bit of that good old Global Warming.”

Large swaths of the US are expected to see record-breaking cold temperatures over New Year’s weekend, with some areas expected to have low temperatures in the negative 40s.

Much of the Northeast is also facing wind chill advisories over the weekend, with wind chills in New England expected to measure between 20 and 40 degrees below zero.

Trump has denied that global warming exists in the past, claiming it was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

In June, Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, a worldwide pact to cut back on carbon emissions in order to reduce global warming, leaving the U.S. as the sole nation opposed to the pact.

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