Mike Pence Stumbles When Jake Tapper Grills Him on Climate Change

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The Trump White House has been eager to try to re-characterize climate change as something less than dangerous; the president himself recently said that our climate “changes both ways.” And it’s not just Trump who has been eager to reframe the issue that has become one of the major political dialogues of our era.

On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence appeared on CNN with Jake Tapper where he was asked a question about climate change and he fumbled and bumbled his way through the answer.

Tapper asked bluntly, “Do you think human-induced climate emergency is a threat to the United States?” Pence spent a few minutes walking around the question before Tapper asked again, “Do you think it’s a threat? Man-made climate emergency is a threat?”

Pence waffled, “I think the answer to that is going to be based upon the science.” Tapper, doubling down, saying, “The science says ‘yes.'”

The vice president spent a few minutes again trying to move the conversation to utility prices or the Democrats, but Tapper wouldn’t move, instead continuing to ask if Pence believes that climate change is a “threat.”

Finally, Pence said, “America has the cleanest air and water in the world.” Again, Tapper caught him in a lie, rebutting, “That’s not true, we don’t have the cleanest air and water in the world.”

Here’s a clip of that conversation:

The Trump administration has done a lot to try to hide any evidence of climate change or even deny its existence.

The Department of Agriculture recently buried studies on climate change and after Trump came into the Oval Office, mentions of climate change were wiped from the White House website. Of course, the most famous move this administration has made to walk back any progress made on climate change was pulling out of the Paris Climate Deal.

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Otis
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Perhaps the ‘smart’ computers which are communicating in their own language will one day soon decide we are a pestilence and eradicate us vermin. Problem solved.

Paul Ogea Jr
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Paul Ogea Jr

Wow whoever wrote this article must have been looking at a different interview. Stumble, really, come on.

Steve
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Steve

I keep hearing man made climate change and scientific proof it exists. Where is it? If it’s so well established, why is the proof not plastered all over the internet and all we do see is people saying it has been proven? Where’s the beef?

thomas D sherman
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thomas D sherman

they are also loosening all restrictions on methane at the drilling sites which is 80x worse than co2 in affecting global warming. fact is most corporations can’t survive without tax breaks and or the ability to pollute. these corporations have to be shut down by fiat but no one has the guts to do it and the public continues to commit suicide in purchasing and or using meat, cars & gas etc.

James
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Climate change: Another manufactured hoax by the Left to draw attention away from important things that matter; things that the Left has no clue how to explain or fix (like Hillary and Barry’s collusion with Russia; her obstruction of justice; her violating 18 USC 793 of the Espionage Act, etc., etc., etc…….).

Joseph J Carlson
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Joseph J Carlson

We have a crisis at the Southern border, Iran trying to engage us militarily, there is an investigation into a soft coup attempt from the last administration… Climate discussions can come way after we solve the real and present problems, and the nice thing about pushing the climate issue to the side is that if it truly cannot wait, it will inadvertently solve all of those other problems as well.

Screwtape
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“Stumble” is a tendentious term Alex. Pence did not trip.

To be fair let’s ask if Jake would “stumble” on Christian theology or bible verses, just like you’d “stumble” on MesoAmerican mythology or NASCAR trivia.

People only have so much time and attention. They normally spend it on things which matter to, entertain, or benefit them. Apparently global warmism does not do so for VP Pence.

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