Trump: Doubling Down on Racism, Birtherism, and Climate Denial
September 16, 2016
Donald Trump has been vocal about his belief that climate science is a chinese plot. He has reinforced the point that I’ve made here often, that racism and conspiracist thinking go hand in hand with climate denial.
He also has been at the lead of spreading conspiracy theories that President Obama not an American, and is somehow part of a massive plot, (begun apparently, more than 50 years ago with fake birth announcements in Honolulu newspapers) to place a foreign agent in the presidency. According to polls, upwards of half of Republican primary voters believe this.
It’s easier to understand how Republican voters have been so quick to believe climate deniers, when you understand the fundamental split from reality that the “birther” argument represents.
Mr Trump has said, among other things, that if he were to “shoot someone on 5th Avenue” his supporters would still back him, and that appears to be true.
Indeed, the media has set the bar so low for Mr Trump, that if in the upcoming debate he defacates on the stage, we’ll hear from Fox and Friends, how Presidential he is, able to make a poopy like a big boy.
More on Trump’s climate denial below.