President Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Canada is getting destroyed for a 2017 interview she gave about climate science.
An interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft explained that she believes in “both sides of the science” surrounding climate change.
“I think that both sides have their own results, from their studies, and I appreciate and I respect both sides of the science,” Craft said.
She noted that President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change might be different than Canada’s but that both want to “better our environment and to maintain the environment.”
Trump has said that he doesn’t believe in climate change, to believing it was caused by China and most recently that he might believe in it, but disagrees humans aren’t responsible for an increase carbon emissions. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau believes in climate science and that humans should do their part to cut their carbon footprint.
Craft’s husband, Joe Craft, owns Alliance Resource Partners, a billion-dollar coal company that donated more than $2 million to Trump’s presidential campaign. The company is the third-largest coal producer in the eastern United States.
The internet did what it does best – break out into mockery for what they thought was so illogical it was comical. You can see the best takedowns below:
Me: “Doc, what’s the diagnosis?”
Doctor: “I’m afraid you have cancer.”
Me: “Hmm. What’s the other side of the science?”
Doctor: “You don’t have cancer.”
Me: “Wow, I feel better already.” https://t.co/umuRFpfQap
— Robert Draper (@DraperRobert) December 6, 2018
“I believe we should pay attention to all of the facts and also all of the non-facts.”
— Mark Pitcavage (@egavactip) December 6, 2018
Does she believe in both sides of the science on the flat earth debate as well?
— Brian LaBelle (@brianlabelle) December 6, 2018
Give it an hour
— Dyan London (@DyanLondon444) December 6, 2018
— David F. Soros (@WiselinePRT) December 6, 2018
Sea Rise Barbie
— David G. (@dgiuli1) December 6, 2018
I’m having diarrhea.
I see both sides of my bodies internal argument.
Can we now stop “both siding” everything.
— thegreatchuckbambino (@ChuckMastan) December 6, 2018
“Both sides of science?” Sheesh. Imagine if Newton believed in both sides of gravity. “What goes up must come down! Or, as a lot of people are saying, it could also keep going up!” 🙄
— Alyssa Hertzig (@alyssahertzig) December 6, 2018
As for the science, I am a strong believer in the that @USAmbCanada, Kelly Craft, is not a stack of feral muskrats in a trench coat.
I mean, how would that even work?
— Robyn Wyrick (@robynwyrick) December 6, 2018
There’s only one side of science: fact.
Anything else is opinion.
— Ben Davis (@davisbe) December 6, 2018
I’m sorry? Where’s the data and years of scientific study and review proving the other sides theory that it isn’t happening? There isn’t any. One side has painstakingly studied the subject while the other side sits in its bath robe screaming at the clouds. Yeah, both credible😒
— Scott (@Phins4Ev) December 6, 2018
This is the kind of meaningless equivocation people need to make under a bad leader. Someone has to be ambassador to Canada, and they won’t stay there if they’re gung-ho about tackling climate change. The tone is set at the top.
— Helen Jackson (@HelenJackson0) December 6, 2018
There. Are. No. Both. Sides. In. Science.
— Becky Brunton (@BeckyIB) December 6, 2018
There are no two sides. One is all the scientists who have studied it and the other are people deciding not to believe it.
— Aimee Giese (@Greeblehaus) December 6, 2018
She should be asked to back up her statements, give actual examples of what she calls “ both sides”. She clearly has no knowledge of either side.
— K Bessen (@KBessen) December 6, 2018
The two sides of the science are: climate change is one of the greatest threats humanity has ever created or faced and climate change is one of the greatest threats humanity has ever created or faced. Those, according to science, are the only two sides to it.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) December 6, 2018
Pretty sure she’s given more thought to her eyebrows than to climate change science. With equally odd results.
— okay (@nj713) December 6, 2018
Science is like math….there is only a right side and a wrong side
— Kelz (@kelz_dc) December 6, 2018
— lucky (@wish2wall) December 6, 2018
The kind in which one’s spouse is a billionaire coal man.
— H Theixos, PhD (@moralinjuryblog) December 6, 2018
So, she’s saying that climate change is real, also climate change doesn’t exist. Riiight. 🤔
— Vonne (@snorman33331) December 6, 2018
In the alternate reality where science and not-science are the same thing?
— Very Stable Genius Au Pair (@TwitsForMiles) December 6, 2018
Money can’t buy smarts.
— Pat Nelson (@pnelson207) December 6, 2018
Does she believe in “both sides of the science” on heliocentrism?
— Alcoholophile (@alcoholophile) December 6, 2018
Heliocentrism is the science that the Earth and other plants revolve around the sun.
“I think a Snickers is both a Mars Bar and an aardvark” – I mean WTF is she attempting to say here? @usembassyottawa – this makes NO sense.
— Keith Randall 2018, Official Year of Hope (@KeithRandall10) December 6, 2018
Just when you thought nothing could beat Sarah Palin. Allow me to introduce Kelly Craft. I believe in both sides on climate change? https://t.co/542sEf0aKy
— Ellen Seats (@ellieseats) December 6, 2018
It’s about high time we make social science and humanistic training core to STEM. It may not solve everything but given “U.S. ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft says she believes ‘both sides’ of climate science” the crisis is urgent. https://t.co/41fpOLTEuQ https://t.co/X2N8lOkiOi
— Bielzabub Coleman (@BiellaColeman) December 6, 2018
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Where Is Betsy DeVos? Education Secretary Hiding in ‘Sprawling’ Michigan Mansion While Demanding Schools Reopen: Report
Where is Betsy DeVos? The Education Secretary is under fire for demanding schools reopen while not giving them the assistance they need to protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff, yet she is working remotely from her “sprawling” 22,000 square foot “waterfront estate with a round-the-clock security detail paid for by taxpayers,” NBC News reports. That security cost taxpayers $25 million over the past year.
DeVos “insists that it isn’t her job to help localities determine how to [re-open] safely.”
The Education Secretary’s’ public schedule “has been mostly empty for the past several weeks, including no events on her public schedule for this week,” NBC’s Heidi Przybyla reveals.
Yet DeVos “has been holding events not listed on her public calendar, including several sponsored by the conservative Federalist Society, according to Federalist Society postings. She has also participated in a few events related to private schools and advocacy for vouchers, including a roundtable July 23 at a private Christian school in Ohio and two events in the Carolinas with Vice President Mike Pence.”
Przybyla says DeVos is “not touring those public schools that she’s demanding reopen.”
.@HeidiNBC: “Even as DeVos is following Trump in demanding that schools reopen, Mika, she has a public schedule that has been empty for weeks … She’s not touring those public schools that she’s demanding reopen.” pic.twitter.com/KFZxkpidXa
— DNC War Room (@DNCWarRoom) August 11, 2020
The Education Secretary also “declined to appear at a House coronavirus subcommittee hearing on safely reopening K-12 schools ‘so she could explain why she is pressuring schools to fully reopen, despite the risks,’ James Clyburn of South Carolina, the No. 3 House Democrat, said Thursday.”
Here’s what some are saying:
Going AWOL during a national school crisis means another guaranteed grade of “F” for Secretary DeVos https://t.co/rqhaE4ZmqE
— Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (@CongressmanRaja) August 11, 2020
Betsy DeVos has spent $25 million in tax dollars on her own security, but wants to send children back to school without spending anything to keep them safe?
Yep. Sounds like a Trump appointee to me.
— Annie Gabston-Howell- (@AnnieGabstonH) August 11, 2020
Sec. DeVos declined to appear at a House coronavirus subcommittee hearing on safely reopening K-12 schools, Rep. Clyburn says.
“I offered to accommodate her schedule. But she refused to appear.” (6/6)
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 11, 2020
While educators and families are contemplating putting their lives at risk for their students’ education, DeVos is relaxing in a taxpayer-funded cocoon of protection in her mansion. https://t.co/QzQyORF1rD
— NEA (@NEAToday) August 11, 2020
White House: Just Voting to Defund the Police ‘Results’ in Immediate and Retroactive Increase in Murders
Kayleigh McEnany is claiming that any movement toward defunding the police will cause an immediate and even retroactive increase in murders. The White House press secretary cited year over year homicide statistics in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York City, directly blaming recent remarks by local elected officials for the increase in murders going back to January.
Calling it a “troubling trend” in “Democrat cities” at Tuesday afternoon’s press briefing McEnany told reporters that “in Los Angeles you had L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti proposing a cut of $150 million from the LAPD. L.A. Mayor said this: ‘It starts someplace, and we say we are going to be who we want to be or we’re going to continue being the killers that we are,’ was his quote in support of the Defund movement and as a result we saw a 14% rise in homicides this year over last year.”
McEnany did not mention that Garcetti made that comment two months ago, on June 5.
And that 14% increase is for the entire year to date, versus the same time period last year.
But McEnany says the murder rate increase is the “result” of Garcetti’s comment.
She also made a similar claim for the city of Minneapolis, where the murder rate increased 94%.
McEnany cites a vote “by the city council to dismantle the police.”
That vote was taken at the end of June. It puts the issue before the voters in November.
But McEnany is blaming the 94% homicide increase on that single vote.
“it did not keep people safe,” McEnany charged.
In New York City a June 30 vote to move $1 billion out of the NYPD’s budget (kind of) is responsible for a 177% increase in shootings from January to July of 2019 to 2020, McEnany said.
Murders don’t happen retroactively, or as a result of a city council vote, or as the result of a single comment by an elected official.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany highlights statistics showing a rise in crime in American cities like New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis that are enacting policies to defund police departments pic.twitter.com/I0AaVatBjn
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) August 4, 2020
Trump ‘Personally’ Pressured CDC, FDA, NIH to Allow Untested Malaria Drugs to Be Used to Treat Coronavirus: Report
President Donald Trump personally intervened in the medical approval process, calling top officials from three of the nation’s leading federal government medical agencies to pressure them to allow drugs untested for use in treating the novel coronavirus to be used for that purpose.
Top officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) received telephone calls from the President of the United States, who “personally pressed” them to make the malaria drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine available.
“Rarely, if ever, has a U.S. president lobbied regulators and health officials to focus their efforts on specific unproven drugs,” Reuters reveals in its exclusive report. “Shortly afterward, the federal government published highly unusual guidance informing doctors they had the option to prescribe the drugs, with key dosing information based on unattributed anecdotes rather than peer-reviewed science.”
His calls launched a “cascade of federal action.”
Trump’s focus came after a Fox News interview in mid-March of a a lawyer the conservative cable network said was associated with a small French study, who said “we have strong reason to believe that a preventative dose of hydroxychloroquine is going to prevent the virus from attaching to the body and just get rid of it completely.”
Two days later, that same attorney, appears on Fox News again, declaring, the president “has the authority to authorize the use of hydroxychloroquine against coronavirus immediately.”
Just one day later Trump began his campaign to promote the malaria drugs, despite only anecdotal evidence and that one small French study.
“On March 19, Trump vowed to make the drugs more widely available. ‘It’s shown very encouraging – very, very encouraging early results,’ he said at a press conference. ‘And we’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately. And that’s where the FDA has been so great. They – they’ve gone through the approval process; it’s been approved. And they did it – they took it down from many, many months to immediate.’
The drugs had not, in fact gone through the FDA’s “approval process” to treat coronavirus, nor had they been approved by the FDA to do so.
Two days after that. Trump posted these tweets:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2020
“Now, millions of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine pills are on their way to the public, donated by drugmakers, including Novartis’ Sandoz, Bayer and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The FDA issued an emergency authorization on March 28 allowing them to be prescribed and distributed from the Strategic National Stockpile.”
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