During a prime-time interview on Wednesday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo confronted White House counselor Kellyanne Conway about climate change following the devastating Hurricane Harvey.
Conway erupted after being questioned and then went off on Cuomo.
“Chris we’re trying to help the people whose lives are literally underwater and you want to have a conversation about climate change,” Conway said after Cuomo asked about addressing climate change in the wake of the storm.
“I mean, that is, I’m not going to engage in that right now because I work for a president and a vice president and a country that is very focused on helping the millions of affected Texans, and, God forbid, Louisianans if it ends up.”
Cuomo then pressed Conway on finding ways to reduce the number of super storms.
“You’re going to play climatologist tonight?” Conway replied.
“Here’s the deal,” Conway continued. “You play amateur climatologist tonight and I will play professional helper to those in need, and continue in my job here, as counselor to the president, to help listen to the Cabinet members, the president, the vice president, [the Federal Emergency Management Agency], [the Department of Homeland Security] and others, General [John] Kelly, who could not be a better chief of staff equipped for a matter like Harvey since he was at DHS and is accustomed to large-scale operations as such.”
The problem is that Donald Trump has constantly attacked climate change, calling it a hoax made by the Chinese.
It is now the time to talk about climate change and address the problem. Trump has already undone numerous Obama-era policies aimed at addressing the issue. The president disbanded a federal advisory panel that reported on climate change earlier this month.