President Donald Trump required to Twitter Sunday to mock a Democratic presidential competitor, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who supports radical action on climate change and launched her 2020 campaign throughout a major snowstorm.
Well, it happened once again. Amy Klobuchar revealed that she is running for President, talking happily of combating international warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman( female)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019
The “once again” to which the president referred appeared to be the frequency of climate change occasions and conferences corresponding with winter– a phenomenon described as the “Al Gore result.”
Klobuchar, speaking in Minneapolis throughout a “high-impact” snowstorm, discussed fighting climate modification in her launch speech, as quoted by theNew York City Times:
” For too long, leaders in Washington have actually sat on the sidelines while others try to figure out what to do about our altering economy and its influence on our lives, what to do about the disruptive nature of new innovations, earnings inequality, the political and geographical divides, the changing environment, the tumult in our world,” she said.
” Let’s stop seeing those barriers as obstacles on our course,” she continued. “Let’s see those barriers as our course.”
Klobuchar’s project website also points out climate modification as one of her motivations for seeking the White House.
She is one of the eleven co-sponsors of the “Green New Deal,” a strategy launched by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently that proposes to move the U.S. entirely to solar and wind power within ten years.
Minnesota is heavily depending on coal, natural gas, and nuclear power for energy. It ranks 8th in the U.S. in wind energy production, but that only offers a small portion of the state’s needs. The state has actually also enjoyed major economic take advantage of the oil boom in nearby North Dakota.
Minneapolis reached a high of 19 º F on Sunday, with 6 to 12 inches of snow accumulation anticipated.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author ofHow Trump Won: The Scoop of a Revolution, which is offered from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.