Either Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency believes Trump’s supporters are a bunch of idiots, or he is incompetent — one or the other.
This is what Scott Pruitt really said when asked about the role climate change might have played generating the most powerful storm system in the past two hundred years:
“To have any kind of focus on the cause and effect of the storm versus helping people, or actually facing the effect of the storm, is misplaced,” Mr. Pruitt said to CNN in an interview ahead of Hurricane Irma, echoing similar sentiments he made when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas two weeks earlier. “To use time and effort to address it at this point is very, very insensitive to this people in Florida,” he added.
So, the U.S. is kind of like Haiti or Bangladesh. Either we can address climate change OR we can handle an emergency. “We are just an eencie weencie wittle country; not the biggest most powerful nation ever in history!?”
“Hey Florida! Texas! Louisianna! Georgia! The Carolinas! Hey! Brace for decades of ever more severe weather!
“You have just become the poster children of our Carbon Restoration Project! Take that to your ballot box.”
I am paraphrasing of course.