Trump the Same on Climate Change
June 2, 2017
The Donald, of course, pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accord yesterday. The lead-up drama: “Will he keep his campaign promise and pull out or will he listen to corporate advisors and his daughter?” was manufactured news. There was never any question as to what Trump would do. While his actions appear random, the Donald’s decisions consistently tack hard-right, frequently crossing over into the lunatic fringe and quitting any attempt to mitigate climate damage is his kind of lunacy.
The Donald’s first question, when considering policy, is always: where’s the money? And, since he’s in the energy business now (indirectly, through his partner Putin), carbon limits and other silly regulations would cost him cash. Hence, it’s a no-brainer, dump the Paris Accord and make money. The question as to whether he believes in climate change or not is irrelevant; the analysis never gets that deep. “America First” is code for money first – Trump money.
While we can rest assured Trump made his decision based upon that simple “My Money First” principle, it is interesting that he went to FOX News staff for advice and reassurance just hours before his anti-climactic, anti-climate, announcement. He gave FOX co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle a call that morning and they talked about how courageous he was. No need to discuss boring technical details with boring scientists and engineers when can you can find some attractive woman who will tell you what you want to hear. The Trump doctrine continues to emerge.
So, on the two-hundred-sixth day since Trump won the election with some very ugly ideas we find our energy policy influenced by a FOX News host, because the Donald finds her attractive. And he likes the way she thinks.
The republic is hoping the Donald heats up and self-destroys before our planet does. If, in some small way, Kimberly Guilfoyle or any other FOX personality could help with that, we would be most grateful. But, publicly embarrassing him, by inappropriately sharing early morning phone call details may not be enough. Kimberly needs to fall on her sword for the country and take Sean Spicer’s spot – get to a place where she can do some real damage.
(Yeah, rumor has it Kimberly has already auditioned for Sean’s spot. Next!)