Popular vote loser Donald Trump famously doesn’t believe in Climate Change, despite two of the biggest storms in history hitting the States within a week of each other, and a third possibly on the way.
Trump once called Climate Change a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. He’s called it “bulls***” and “pseudoscience.” He famously pulled the US out of the Paris agreement. He’s filled his cabinet and the Dept. of Energy and the EPA with fellow Climate Change deniers. In short, Trump doesn’t think Climate Change is an issue.
Well…unless, of course, it affects one of his properties, then it’s a big deal. He wants to build a sea wall to protect his Scottish golf-course from rising sea levels, a position he could only come to were we worried about what scientists are saying about those sea levels.
The New York billionaire is applying for permission to erect a coastal protection works to prevent erosion at his seaside golf resort, Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland, in County Clare.
A permit application for the wall, filed by Trump International Golf Links Ireland and reviewed by POLITICO, explicitly cites global warming and its consequences — increased erosion due to rising sea levels and extreme weather this century — as a chief justification for building the structure.
“It’s diabolical,” said former South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis, an advocate of conservative solutions to climate change. “Donald Trump is working to ensure his at-risk properties and his company is trying to figure out how to deal with sea level rise. Meanwhile, he’s saying things to audiences that he must know are not true. … You have a soft place in your heart for people who are honestly ignorant, but people who are deceitful, that’s a different thing.”
This is just one more example in a long, long list of Trump’s utter hypocrisy and complete contempt for the truth. He thinks we’re stupid. He thinks we won’t notice his “do as I say, not as I do” way of life. He’s wrong. We noticed, and we’ll continue to call it out until long after he’s left office.