Dem lawmaker to Trump: 'Tweet all you want' but climate change is happening

Dem lawmaker to Trump: 'Tweet all you want' but climate change is happening
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Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John RyanDemocratic strategist predicts most 2020 candidates will drop out in late fall The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage The Hill's Campaign Report: Second debate lineups set up high-profile clash MORE (D-Ohio) fired back Friday at President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE’s tweet that the U.S. could use some “good old Global Warming” to heat up the currently freezing East Coast, saying he was “grateful” that cities and states are working to combat climate change where Trump is not.

Ryan was responding to Trump’s Thursday evening tweet saying the U.S. "could use" some global warming as record-breaking cold weather blankets much of the country.

Eastern and Great Plains states 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.

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Ryan joined a host of Democratic lawmakers who slammed Trump following the tweet. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren warns another 'economic crash' is coming The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE (D-Mass.) tweeted that the U.S. has a “moral obligation” to combat climate change, and Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseHillicon Valley: Trump seeks review of Pentagon cloud-computing contract | FTC weighs updating kids' internet privacy rules | Schumer calls for FaceApp probe | Report says states need more money to secure elections Senate passes bill making hacking voting systems a federal crime Overnight Energy: Scientists flee USDA as research agencies move to Kansas City area | Watchdog finds EPA skirted rules to put industry reps on boards | New rule to limit ability to appeal pollution permits MORE (D-R.I.) blasted Trump’s tweet as “embarrassing.”

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 the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, a worldwide pact to cut back on carbon emissions to reduce global warming.

The U.S. is now the only country on Earth not part of the accord.

In response to Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris deal, a number of states and cities have announced their intention to honor the guidelines in the agreement independently.

On Wednesday, 10 more U.S. cities signed on to the Chicago Climate Charter, a now 67-city pact to fight climate change. The pact also includes leaders from Mexico City, Paris and Vancouver.