Klobuchar Claps Back After Trump Uses Her Snowy Campaign Kickoff to Take a Shot at Climate Change

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday evening to mock Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) presidential campaign kickoff event. Her crime? Discussing climate change while standing out in the middle of a particularly snowy Minnesota winter day.

To understand climate change, it’s important to first understand the difference between weather and climate. Trump, however, still seems to struggle with that distinction.

“Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures,” Trump wrote. “Bad timing.”

Trump has repeatedly confused the core concepts of weather and climate in an effort to disprove the existence of climate change. In the simplest terms, weather is a description of current conditions at any moment in time, while climate is an observation of long-term trends.

No informative conclusion about the climate can be drawn based on the weather conditions you see outside of your window on any given day alone. However, the president hasn’t quite grasped that distinction yet.

Klobuchar responded to Trump’s tweet by declaring that science is on her side.

“Looking forward to debating you about climate change (and many other issues),” Klobuchar added. “And I wonder how your hair would fare in a blizzard?”

Despite Trump’s claim that she looked like a “Snowman(woman)” by the end of the speech announcing her candidacy on Sunday, Klobuchar — like most Minnesotans — appeared unfazed by the frigid temperatures and downpouring of snow.

Klobuchar spoke further about Trump’s attack during a Monday interview on “Good Morning America,” telling co-anchor George Stephanopoulos that sometimes, the best strategy to dealing with the president is to simply ignore some of his attacks.

“You have to pick your battles with him, and I think you have to use some humor, like I got to do yesterday right away,” she explained. “Because you just can’t take everything seriously. He’s trying to get into every story that you have, and you have to set your own agenda, and that’s the only way we’re going to move forward as a country.

Watch the video below, via ABC News:

By the end of Klobuchar’s remarks Sunday, snow had accumulated across the stage and atop speakers:

“The cold didn’t stop us. The snow didn’t stop us,” Klobuchar’s campaign wrote in a tweet. “This is how we win.”

Despite the cold and snow, a crowd of Klobuchar’s supporters was not dissuaded from attending the kickoff event in Minnesota on Sunday.

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Alec Rawls
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Trump said “Bad timing.” That clearly indicates a perfectly sound understanding of the distinction between weather and climate. This whole article is another typical rotten piece of FAKE NEWS garbage, maybe even a little worse than usual. This new trope of issuing blatantly fake news in the form of a supposed “fact check” is a double dishonesty. Disgusting.

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