As Twitchy reported earlier, a rather casual President Obama addressed the press from California this afternoon and took the rather bold step of declaring that GOP front-runner Donald Trump would not be president.
@markknoller Why did he accept a question about presidential candidates at such an event?
— The Post & Email (@thepostemail) February 16, 2016
Good question. The president then waded a little deeper into election talk, eventually hitting on the topic of climate change. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has pretty much taken over the issue as his own, injecting it somewhere into every debate, but President Obama reminded reporters that climate change still matters to him, and the idea that none of the GOP candidates considers it a valid concern is “troubling to the international community.”
Here’s video of President Obama saying that the nations of the world “kinda count on the United States being on the side of science.” Why else would the president invite Clock Kid to the White House to show off his “cool clock”? Science, that’s why. Why else would he fly Bill Nye, the guy with the bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, to fly to the Everglades on Air Force One to “act on climate”? To show that the United States is determined to lead the world in science.
— CNN (@CNN) February 16, 2016
It must be tiresome explaining to all of the world’s leaders why the GOP candidates refuse to acknowledge climate change.
Pres Obama thinks rest of the world asks "how can it be" that none of the GOP candidates think we should do anything about Climate Change.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 16, 2016
@markknoller Does he get that at least in Dallas not many people care what the French or Japanese think?
— Jimmy #NeverTrump (@jneutron1969) February 16, 2016
@markknoller He speaks for the rest of the world now, eh? Insightful
— Cal (@calradiohost) February 16, 2016
@markknoller Not sure their asking that in Egypt, Iran, Russia, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia…
— Straight Outta Pali (@jslemaker) February 16, 2016
— Chancellor Dawson (@ChancellorDaws) February 16, 2016
But the Earth’s climate is at the correct global temperature right now and needs to be held there.
@markknoller Because it's silly and we're more worried about N. Korean nukes, Iranian nukes, Islamic infiltration. Earth always changes.
— Laura (@PaulKerseyFan) February 16, 2016
@markknoller rest of the world hasn't stopped drooling over the gobs of OUR money coming their way ever since Paris windfall was announced?
— luvLEE (@iBorn11) February 16, 2016
@markknoller He's always looking out for the rest of the world, especially the Middle East. He'd sell his mole to see them crush Israel.
— Scott (@CruzCrew2) February 16, 2016
Well, Slate suggests there might not even be an ISIS if global warming hadn’t turned millions of Syrians into “climate migrants.”
@markknoller No, the rest of the world asks "how can it be" that we back stab our allies and help our enemies under your administration
— Anonymous commenter (@The_Commenter7) February 16, 2016