The anti-Trump crowd still won't let go of the false/fake news that Trump actually believes that global warming is a hoax that China invented to secure an unfair trade advantage with the USA.
He was joking, joking. He did tweet that tweet in 2012 -- 4 years ago -- but he was joking in 2012 when he tweeted it.
Yet in 2017 the New York Times's reporters Justin Gillis and Edwin Wong and Business Insider's Lindsay Dodgson and reporters at other publications continued to insist that Trump says (present tense says) that climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese. He was joking. Yet those who hate Trump and all that he stands for won't let the meme die. They keep bringing it up, even though he has explained what he was doing with that tweet in 2012.
True, n 2012, he posted on Twitter a couple of messages that asserted that climate change was a hoax that China had devised to secure an unfair trade advantage, presumably because the Obama administration was seeking to curb coal consumption in the United States.
“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” Mr. Trump wrote. That message has been reshared more than 104,000 times and “liked” nearly 66,000 times.
JUSTIN GILLIS in the NEW YORK TIMES on January 2, 2017:
''With Donald J. Trump about to take control of the White House, it would seem a dark time for the renewable energy industry. After all, Mr. Trump has mocked the science of global warming as a Chinese hoax, threatened to kill a global deal on climate change and promised to restore the coal industry to its former glory.''