California Governor Jerry Brown claims that President Donald Trump does not seem to fear the “wrath of God” nor does he care about “existential consequences” of environmental policies.
In an interview on “60 Minutes” Brown said, “I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility … this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed.”
California Governor Jerry Brown criticizes President Trump for climate change position as California Burns. @BillWhitakerCBS reports, Sunday. #60Minutes https://t.co/nEh9Q87f87 pic.twitter.com/2sqYScz4Oj
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) December 8, 2017
The interview is set to air on CBS on Sunday.
Brown and Californians are grappling with the most devastating fire season in the state’s history. Nearly 200,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the current searing series of blazes in Southern California, including the 143,000-acre monster Thomas fire. The first fire-related death was reported Friday night when Virginia Pesola, 70, of Santa Paula, was found dead in a car that had been involved in an accident along an evacuation route.
Brown attributes California’s hellish series of wildfires to climate change. He lashed Trump for withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, which the president said was “bad” for America. “That’s a preposterous idea, not even a shred of truth in that statement,” Brown said.
“We have a cap-and-trade system, which is a very efficient way to reducing greenhouse gases. We have a zero-emission vehicle mandate. We have efficiency standards for our buildings, for our appliances. California is showing that dealing with climate is good for the economy — not bad,” Brown added, “It’s a culture that’s on the move — not pulling up the drawbridge out of fear and economic insecurity.”
The myth of climate change has absolutely nothing to do with the fires in California. Brown should save his self-righteous speech for idiots who will believe him!
I find his comments extremely ironic, because when now he is suddenly in tune with God and cares what he thinks? If Brown feared God’s wrath then California would look much less like Sodom and Gomorrah!
From what I’ve seen, Donald Trump is a God-fearing man who is doing everything he can to squash the evil brewing in our country.
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