Fox host is outraged that The Wash. Post suggested there's a correlation between Trump's policies and worsening climate change

Fox host is outraged that The Wash. Post suggested there's a correlation between Trump's policies and worsening climate change

Stuart Varney decries the "insulting speculation" that, given his track record on environmental policy, Trump "doesn't care" about worsening climate change

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From the September 13 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

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STUART VARNEY (HOST): Here comes Hurricane Florence. Let's blame Trump. That's what I takeaway from this Washington Post headline. Here it is: "Another hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit." Because the president is not fighting climate change in quite the way the Post wants, hurricanes are Trump's fault. At best, at the very best, that is juvenile logic. 

But wait, there's more, here's another headline from The Washington Post: "If Trump cares about Hurricane Florence, his policies don't show it." Did you hear that? "If Trump cares"? "If Trump cares"? Obviously, the Post thinks he doesn't care. That he's just sitting back, waiting for it to happen. He doesn't care. 

This is madness. When one of the country's leading political newspapers engages in this kind of insulting speculation, you really -- you know that the left has lost its mind. But they have a very serious purpose here: Slime the president on every issue, every event, every time. 

I'll tell you now how it's going to be: Florence hits, there's flooding and destruction. Got it. And immediately, the left will look for anyone whose slightest need has not been met. If the cleanup isn't total and immediate, the media will say Trump is incompetent and obviously doesn't care. They will do and say anything that turns a hurricane into votes for Democrats. It's going to be ugly, no wonder 69 percent have lost faith and trust in the media in the last ten years. 

You want the real story on the storm? You come to us, please. 

Related:

The Washington Post: Another hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit.

Previously:

Fox & Friends chyron: "What is global warming?"

Fox & Friends hosts Rush Limbaugh's "official climatologist" to cast doubt on climate science in wake of Irma

As Florence bears down on the east coast, Fox & Friends questions link between climate change and extreme weather events

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Environment & Science, Climate Change, The Presidency & White House
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Fox Business
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Stuart Varney
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Hurricane Florence
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