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Michael Bloomberg Just Gave Trump A Taste Of His Own Medicine

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One of the many excellent potential candidates for the Democratic nomination for President in the upcoming 2020 electoral race is former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. He has long been a face of progressive politics in America and he could do a great job of cleaning up the mess left behind by President Donald Trump. And he may have recently just fired the starting pistol on his presidential bid with this incredible public statement. He really took no prisoners and went to town when laying into the White House here. The Guardian reports:

Michael Bloomberg slammed Donald Trump’s inaction on climate change on Sunday and said any candidate for president in 2020 – he himself might be one – must have a plan to deal with the problem. A vocal critic of the coal industry, Bloomberg, whose fortune is estimated at $40bn and who spent $100m on his last mayoral race, has said he plans to make climate change a leading issue in the 2020 race, whether or not he runs.

“Any candidate for federal office better darn well have a plan to deal with the problem that the Trump science advisers say could, basically, end this world,” he said. “I can tell you one thing, I don’t know whether I’m going to run or not, but I will be out there demanding that anybody that’s running has a plan.” Bloomberg paid his latest visit to Iowa, site of the first voting in the presidential election cycle, earlier this month. He said wildfires in California should serve as a wake-up call.

Seventy per cent of Americans believe “global warming” is happening, according to polling cited by NBC, but only 57% believe climate change is caused by humans. A rejection of the human role in climate change is a central plank for political leaders who refuse to back environmental regulations and other policies to confront the problem.

“The world is getting hotter,” Bloomberg said. “There are bigger storms than ever before; there are droughts where we used to have floods and vice-versa; our water is getting less; and we’ve got to do something about it. “The challenge is what we do about it. And the opportunity is the value of what we do.”

I could not agree with Bloomberg any more strongly on this issue. It is very easy to talk about immigration and racism and the Wall and issues where the reasons why Trump is wrong are painfully obvious and the debate is very emotive, but climate change is something we don’t talk about enough, and our children and grandchildren will not thank us for that. Here’s to hoping Trump does not get another term in 2020!


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