Uh oh! The gloves are coming off at the first Democratic debate of 2016! On Jan. 17, Bernie Sanders got fed up with Donald Trump pretending climate change isn’t real, and he went for the throat! We have all the details, right here.
Bernie Sanders, 74, is not messing around when it comes to climate change! During the debate on Jan. 17, he brutally blasted Donald Trump, 69 for sweeping the issue under the rug by saying he actually thinks it’s a “hoax”! We have the scoop on the tense moment here.
Wow, we did not see this coming! The debates have definitely been heating up as we near the actual primary elections. Now that we’re just months away from choosing the two candidates that will face off in Nov. for the title of President of the United States, it makes sense that things might get a little tense, and Bernie is definitely going on the attack toward GOP candidates that are pretending the scientifically-proven issue of climate change isn’t real.
Bernie has been a major supporter of trying to fix the issue of climate change throughout his entire campaign, and he is definitely sensitive to Donald acting like it isn’t real. So, when asked about what he would do to curb the effects of burning tons of damaging fossil fuels, he said that ignorance is the biggest problem, referring to “Donald Trump, who thinks climate change is a hoax invited by the Chinese.” He followed up his seemingly ridiculous claim with a tweet that said “It’s amazing that Republicans are so owned by fossil fuel contributors that they don’t have the courage to listen to science.
It's amazing that Republicans are so owned by fossil fuel contributors that they don't have the courage to listen to science. #DemDebate
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 18, 2016
The crazy thing is that despite the science and proven negative effects of climate change, Donald actually did say that the Chinese made up the term to hurt American business. He tweeted on Nov. 6, 2012, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” Bernie isn’t the only one who’s sick and tired of politicians ignoring this huge, dangerous problem. Martin O’Malley also supported his fellow Democratic candidates by saying “we actually believe in science.” Burn!
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
The debate still didn’t get quite as intense as the GOP debate on Jan. 14. During the Fox Business Network showdown, Donald went so far as to say he does’t believe that Ted Cruz is technically a natural born US citizen, which garnered him a wave of boos. Them Ted mocked Donald’s “New York values,” saying “everyone understands the values in New York City are socially liberal, not a lot of conservatives come out of Manhattan.” Yikes! We’re sure there are plenty more attacks to come as we get closer to the primaries.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Was Bernie’s comment warranted, or did they go too far attacking Donald? Let us know in the comments below!