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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Caitlyn Jenner Slammed for Claiming She’s Qualified to Be Governor Because She’s ‘Sold $1 Billion of Exercise Equipment’
Republican Caitlyn Jenner‘s latest interview is driving more criticism of her campaign for governor of California.
Asked what training she has that would make her qualified to be governor Jenner told CNN, “I have been in the entrepreneurial world.”
“People think that that you’ve been in show business, think of you as a reality star, certainly I’ve done that. But entertainment is a business. And you have to run that business. But I’ve also done other things,” Jenner insisted.
“You know, we sold a billion dollars of exercise equipment on television. Aviation companies. I’ve just always been involved being an entrepreneur.”
Caitlyn Jenner on what training she has to be governor of California: “I have been in the entrepreneurial world.” pic.twitter.com/SN9j74AFgs
— The Recount (@therecount) May 11, 2021
Her background did not seem to impress many, especially after Donald Trump’s presidency.
Christ. HELP US! https://t.co/jxFPIY7M3T
— Meg. (@MegSmith24) May 11, 2021
reality show 🚫experience https://t.co/amDhnZ1q7Q
— Maltese Mama (@tzmaltesemama) May 11, 2021
Dana Bash: “What kind of training do you have to be Governor of California?”
Jenner responds that she’s an entrepreneur. Sigh.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) May 11, 2021
Government is not a business. GTFOOH with that bullshit. https://t.co/3PcUeXWebF
— Kyle (@TweetOfKyle) May 11, 2021
👏🏻 Running 👏🏻the👏🏻 Government 👏🏻is👏🏻not👏🏻like👏🏻Running👏🏻a👏🏻 business. https://t.co/idhllSyc1D
— Rob Houston (@Houston593) May 11, 2021
This is just another way of saying “I’m very rich.” https://t.co/UR23NczFAv
— Republicans are Pedophiles (@ThundrusWanderR) May 11, 2021
@Caitlyn_Jenner is trying to say she’s an entrepreneur, give me a break! You were doing low scale speaking engagements for peoples company parties for decades b4 “becoming a Kardashian” nothing you have done in life qualifies you to run the 5th largest economy in the world! Gtfoh
— Andi Politiko (@Andi_Poli2) May 11, 2021
I’ve been in the fashion world my entire career. That doesn’t mean I’m qualified to be the CEO of Chanel. https://t.co/O97E0vmHIf
— Susan Miller (@SusanMMiller129) May 11, 2021
Seriously people haven’t we had enough of TV and movie personalities trying to run government?? https://t.co/RhJKGRI7MZ
— algp (@A1l1g1p1) May 11, 2021
Oh, for fuck’s sake … https://t.co/Zm6j09S29W
— Republicans are doing active harm to the country. (@beth4158) May 11, 2021
Top Trump Allies in Full Freak-Out Mode Threaten Facebook Over Board’s Ban: ‘Supreme Court Should Overturn’
After the Facebook Oversight Board released its decision that banning then-President Donald Trump over his comments on the January 6 insurrection – including determining that he had “created an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible” – was appropriate, top Trump allies are in full outrage mode.
Mark Meadows, the former Chair of the powerful House Freedom Caucus and former Ranking Member of the powerful House Oversight Committee who traded all that to become President Trump’s fourth and last White House Chief of Staff, went ballistic, threatening the social media giant.
“It’s a sad day for America,” Meadows told Fox News. “It’s a sad day for Facebook because I can tell you a number of members of Congress are now looking at do they break up Facebook, do they make sure that they don’t have a monopoly?”
Mark Meadows’ immediate reaction to Trump remaining banned: “It’s a sad day for America. It’s a sad day for Facebook, ‘cuz I can tell you, a number of members of Congress are now looking at, do they break up Facebook? Do they make sure that they don’t have a monopoly?” pic.twitter.com/K0SSE0nKlF
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 5, 2021
Charlie Kirk, the head of the pro-Trump activist group Turning Point USA, which took in $28.5 million in the fiscal year ending June 2019, is close friends with Donald Trump, Jr., and once “interviewed” President Trump (photo).
Kirk seemed to think that the Facebook Oversight Board is part of the U.S. federal courts system (it is not), and that based on exactly no law, the U.S. Supreme Court should intervene to overturn the “outlawing” of Trump by an independent committee to a private company.
The US Supreme Court should overturn the Facebook’s “Oversight Board’s” “ruling” which upholds the outlawing of the 45th President of the United States from social media.
This is a big tech, corporate oligarchy without standing and it’s gone too far. Enough is enough.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 5, 2021
House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy accused Facebook of shilling for Democrats.
Facebook is more interested in acting like a Democrat Super PAC than a platform for free speech and open debate.
If they can ban President Trump, all conservative voices could be next.
A House Republican majority will rein in big tech power over our speech.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 5, 2021
Every day almost all of the top 10 shared links, thanks to Facebook’s algorithms, are from the far right:
The top-performing link posts by U.S. Facebook pages in the last 24 hours are from:
1. Ben Shapiro
2. Ben Shapiro
3. Ben Shapiro
4. Fox News
6. Dan Bongino
7. Sean Hannity
8. Dan Bongino
9. Fox News
10. The Rachel Maddow Show
— Facebook’s Top 10 (@FacebooksTop10) May 5, 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz, who just had dinner with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, fear-mongers that there’s nothing to stop Facebook from silencing liberals, ignoring the fact that no liberals have ever incited an insurrection.
For every liberal celebrating Trump’s social media ban, if the Big Tech oligarchs can muzzle the former President, what’s to stop them from silencing you? https://t.co/Yky4P0B38X
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 5, 2021
Is there anything more Orwellian than Facebook’s “independent oversight board,” stocked with left-wing academics, deciding issues of free speech?
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) May 5, 2021
Trump-Loving God-Fearing MyPillow CEO Claims First Amendment Right to Lie About Voting Tech Companies
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is building a high-profile legal team to defend him against a billion-dollar defamation suit that he hopes will land before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The staunch Donald Trump ally has hired veteran First Amendment attorney Nathan Lewin and is getting advice from Alan Dershowitz for his defense against Dominion Voting Systems, which alleges that Lindell defamed the company with baseless claims about the 2020 election, reported The Daily Beast.
“I want to take this all the way to the Supreme Court,” Lindell has repeatedly said. “I’m not stopping.”
The 85-year-old Lewin helped prosecute Jimmy Hoffa for Bobby Kennedy’s Justice Department, and later represented Jodie Foster, former attorney general Edwin Meese, President Richard Nixon and John Lennon, and Dershowitz — who defended Trump during his first impeachment — gave a preview of Lindell’s defense.
“Our position is that Dominion is the government, for purposes of the First Amendment,” Dershowitz said. “The government delegated to them the most important governmental function, mainly counting votes in a presidential election, and they are therefore subject to criticism in the exact same ways that the government would be subject to criticism in that situation, and criticism of how the government conducted a presidential election is the highest bar protecting the First Amendment right to criticize such action.”
Dershowitz is not an attorney of record in the case, but he confirmed that he’s been helping Lindell’s team craft a defense.
“I’ve been on conference calls repeatedly with [Lindell’s] legal team, sometimes Lindell is on, sometimes he’s not,” Dershowitz said. “My role is to come up with ideas as they pertain to the First Amendment. I give them cases, and I suggest First Amendment theories — my role is limited to advising on the First Amendment issues at hand.”
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