As Florence bears down on the east coast, Fox & Friends questions link between climate change and extreme weather events
Pete Hegseth: If Trump "undid every loosening of regulation today, it would change nothing about the weather today, or tomorrow, or a year from now. If [climate change] is the cause, it's been going on for quite some time."
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From the September 13 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Take a look at The Washington Post, they had a headline yesterday, and it got us talking. The headline reads, "Another hurricane is about to batter our coast, and President Trump is complicit." What they're talking about is how the president plays down humans' role in weather and trying to dismantle any efforts to control the weather going forward, and they interviewed -- they quoted a climate researcher who said that Florence is another indication of global warming.
PETE HEGSETH (GUEST CO-HOST): Of course, never let that crisis miss that talking point. Of course, if he undid every loosening of regulation today, it would change nothing about the weather today, or tomorrow, or a year from now. If that is the cause, it's been going on for quite some time.
HEGSETH: The implication has been, from the beginning, that this president, because he tweets or does other activities, he can't do other things at the same time. He can't walk and chew gum at the same time. You look at the list of accomplishments and the amount that he's taken from all sides, I mean, I feel like the guy could run a marathon and chew gum.