Former President Trump strikes at the Biden administration following President Biden’s warning that global warming is the biggest threat to the United States.
During a Wednesday speech to military personnel stationed in the United Kingdom, Biden recalled what the Joint Chiefs of Staff told him when he was Vice President.
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“When I was thinking about the Pentagon, when I was first elected vice president with President Obama, the military put us down to tell us what the biggest threats to America were ̵
“And this is not a joke: Do you know what the Commonwealths told us was the greatest threat to America? Global warming, ”he said.
“Because there will be significant population movements, fights over land, millions of people are leaving places because they are literally sinking under the sea in Indonesia; because of the struggles over what is arable land anymore, ”he added.
Biden’s comments prompted a Thursday response from former President Trump that seemed to confuse the current president’s statement.
“Biden just said that he was told by the joint chiefs of staff that climate change is our biggest threat. If that is the case, and they actually said this, he should immediately fire the joint chiefs of staff for being incompetent! “Trump said in a statement.
While the current joint chiefs of staff have warned of the threat of global warming, Biden referred to Pentagon officials in the Obama administration who are no longer in office. The current joint chiefs of staff were all appointed by Trump.
During his presidency, Trump often downplayed the threat of global warming and reversed important climate regulations for power plants, industrial plants and vehicles that were to limit harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
During a testimony to Congress On Thursday, the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, clarified his views on climate change and other threats to the nation.
“Climate change is a threat. “Climate change is having a significant impact on military operations, and we need to take that into account,” Milley said Thursday.
“The president looks at it from a much broader angle than I do. I look at it from a strictly military point of view. And from a strictly military point of view, I put China, Russia up there, “he said.
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