Donald Trump thinks that “the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.” That’s what it says in an easily discoverable November 2012 tweet, which remains posted in his feed. You might think otherwise, given a statement made in response to a claim by Hillary Clinton during tonight’s presidential debate:
“Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it’s real.”
“I did not — I do not say that. I do not say that.”
But he did say that, and it’s right here:
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
And if you’d like to put it in context, here’s how it fits into his larger energy plan, which — again — relies on dismissing the scientific consensus on a major international crisis as a Chinese hoax:
That is all.