MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is being a complete jerk today defending Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her claim that the Trump administration is operating “concentration camps” at the border. “If you spend a few minutes learning some actual history, you will find out that concentration camps are different from death camps,” he tweeted, compelling the Auschwitz Memorial Museum to invite him to follow them on Twitter and spend a few minutes learning some actual history himself. Because yes, AOC wasn’t comparing the detainment of illegal aliens to the Holocaust but to the Boer War. Yeah, that’s it.
But to be fair, Hayes has given us some thoughtful takes over the years, and he was dead on when he called it unseemly for Rolling Stone to ask on its cover why Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau couldn’t be our president.
This is unseemly, imho https://t.co/IcJJm7eiAP
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 26, 2017
Note, too, how President Trump “is destroying the EPA.” But now Trudeau is looking at Trump and saying, “Hold my beer….”
On Monday, Canada’s House of Commons declared a “climate emergency.” And on Tuesday, Trudeau took to the lectern to announced the expansion of the “controversial” Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, and Canadians aren’t happy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have approved the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. https://t.co/Cm5gOLox0C
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) June 18, 2019
NEW: On Monday, Canada declared a "climate emergency." On Tuesday, it approved a pipeline expansion. Our story on Trudeau's very Canadian conundrum https://t.co/BGK5NKaEYy
— Emily Rauhala (@emilyrauhala) June 18, 2019
Hey, don’t look at us, we love pipelines.
Besides, this guy, whose title is too long for us to reproduce here, assures us all the profits will go toward green energy.
All profits from the pipeline will be invested to fund new green technologies. It’s not a choice about producing more conventional energy or less, it’s a choice about how we produce it, and where we will sell it. https://t.co/ycrnTbc3zz
— Omar Alghabra (@OmarAlghabra) June 18, 2019
As a frustrated Canadian, I am ready to rip my own head off. We as a nation as an absolute joke. Nobody wants anything to do with that guy. pic.twitter.com/sJYPN7en4u
— PK C (@saskrabbit79) June 18, 2019
“For the Trudeau govt to approve this pipeline after declaring a #climate emergency makes about as much sense as pouring gasoline on a burning fire."
— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) June 18, 2019
This is just so perfectly Trudeau, King of Gesture Politics. Declares a "climate emergency" one day, approves a massive tar sands pipeline the next. All symbol, no substance, no matter the stakes. This will not stand. https://t.co/aWjaXaPYfW
— Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) June 18, 2019
Since there's a climate emergency (as declared by Parliament yesterday), we'd better get all that oil to market quickly, before someone decides that we need to stop burning fossil fuels.https://t.co/YJaor5w35H
— Wayne Myrvold (@WayneMyrvold) June 18, 2019
— #IsItGenocide? Yes. (Stirling+WingedBeast) (@stirlbot) June 18, 2019
Yesterday: Trudeau declares a ‘climate emergency’.
Today: Trudeau’s cabinet approves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Pick a side and stay with it you doofus. You can’t say you’re for climate change efforts and then support the very thing that leads Canada’s emission output.
— Anthony Falom (@TehFalom) June 18, 2019
Canada has just officially announced a straight up #ClimateEmergency … and now Trudeau and pals are going ahead with the Trans Mountain pipeline even though all First Nations affected have being FIGHTING AGAINST THIS TO PROTECT THEIR LAND AND KEEP THEIR WATER SAFE. https://t.co/ScYwPy9V06
— ??Prince in Fleurs?? (@VenusianGoth) June 18, 2019
There was an excellent report on tonight's @Channel4News about Trans Mountain. It's difficult to overstate how apocalyptically bad for the environment this project is — and Trudeau's support for it simply shreds his green credentials. https://t.co/L5VHeC3Gyr
— Jamie Maxwell (@jamiedmaxwell) June 18, 2019
24 hours after declaring a climate emergency, the Trudeau government announced it will be moving forward with the climate-polluting Trans Mountain pipeline. This will ensure the expansion of the Alberta tar sands Canada’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Shame Justin!
— James L Turk (@jameslturk) June 18, 2019
BREAKING: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has approved the twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline project, saying "wealth is needed today to invest in the future tomorrow." He also said it would provide jobs. #TMX #TransMountain
— Angela Sterritt (@AngelaSterritt) June 18, 2019
Climate leaders don't buy or build pipelines. ?♀️
As someone who has protested the Trans Mountain pipeline since 2016… this comes as no surprise. It just affirms what we know. We can't rely on Trudeau's federal government to tackle the #ClimateCrisis. https://t.co/EuKu0F2j7K
— Diana Yoon (@DianaDYoon) June 18, 2019
So this was his plan:
Delay TMX for environmental and “indigenous” reasons. Look like the hero. Pass laws to make new projects harder. Pass carbon tax to punish provincial conservatives. Build up lots of cred for his base then approve it near the election to get votes. https://t.co/xBwoq74ga9
— Jordan Woodward (@WildWoodward) June 18, 2019
This ain’t it Justin
— My Name Is James (@_JamesGtfo) June 18, 2019
Hey Siri, show me how to lose an upcoming election.
— Speaker Blake Aspen (@realBlakeAspen) June 18, 2019
But what about the Climate Emergency ?
— Terry MC (@Terry__MC) June 18, 2019
The pipeline is much more environmentally friendly then shipping by trucks and trains. Don't have to burn fuel to move fuel
— Dave (@Lazzy102) June 18, 2019
Dave’s right, you know.
Could this be the end for Trudeau, or is the just the “climate emergency” crowd making the most noise? In any case, it’s the first time we’ve had any respect for the guy in years.
To the safe space! Keystone pipeline announcement triggers the Left https://t.co/0HB8K0G5C0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 23, 2017