Celebs hit Trump on 'reckless' climate position

Democrats have enlisted a host of celebrities to put pressure on Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' MORE’s position that climate change is a hoax.


A video set to air at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night accuses Trump of holding “a reckless denial of climate change” that is “dangerous, a threat to your livelihood, your safety, your children and the prosperity of this nation."

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), along with actors Jack Black, Don Cheadle, Sigourney Weaver, and others appear in the video, which is produced by film director James Cameron. 

It features images of climate change-related natural disasters and quotes military leaders, former Republican President George H.W. Bush and Pope Francis warning about the impact climate change will have on the United States and the planet.

Trump does not believe the science behind climate change and has called it a Chinese hoax. He has said that as president he would “cancel” the Paris climate deal, an international agreement to cut carbon emissions, and undo much of the work President Obama has done in the name of environmental protection.

He repeated his position on Fox News on Wednesday night. 

“They are saying man-made, and I say it could have a minor impact, but nothing, nothing [compared] to what they’re talking about,” he told Bill O’Reilly.

He said international climate work “jeopardizes” American jobs because “other countries are not adhering to the rules. We are, and it makes it impossible to compete.”

The Democrats’ video ends by outlining nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE’s plan to deploy more renewable energy if elected president.