A truly humiliating moment for America came when the Chinese government informed US President-elect Donald Trump that they did not invent climate change as a hoax.
Bloomberg reported that China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told reporters during a briefing, “If you look at the history of climate change negotiations, actually it was initiated by the IPCC with the support of the Republicans during the Reagan and senior Bush administration during the late 1980s.”
The Chinese government felt compelled to clarify that climate change is not a conspiracy that they created, because that man who is the president-elect tweeted:
The Chinese are now debunking Trump conspiracies. The man has not even taken the oath of office, and he is already humiliating the United States of America around the world. It is more likely that Trump turns America into a laughing stock before he ever adds to the nation’s greatness.
Other Republicans deny the existence of climate change, but that is only shameful because their denial is based on service in the name of the fossil fuel industries. The fact that governments around the world feel the need to debunk Trump conspiracy theories is humiliating.
America is a great nation that can overcome anything. One suspects that the Trump administration may go down in history as being one of the most immense tests of all time of our system of government and resiliency as a people.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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