President Obama took over the Washington Ronald Reagan Building stage late Wednesday to issuing scathing criticisms against climate change skeptics, adopting a most mocking tone.
Specifically, he pointed to Republicans as running against the tide of mainstream America by saying, ” ‘No, I don’t believe anything scientists say,’ ” Politico reported. He also accused GOP members of Congress of characterizing climate change as “a hoax or a fad or a plot — a liberal plot,” he said.
The president then spoke directly about the Republicans who try to dodge the issue by saying they’re not scientists.
“I’m not a doctor, either, but if a bunch of doctors tell me that tobacco can cause lung cancer, then I’ll say, ‘OK.’ It’s not that hard,” Mr. Obama said, Politico reported. He later added: “You talk to Malia, you talk to Sasha, you talk to your kids or your grandkids — this is something they get. They don’t need a lot of persuading.”
Mr. Obama made the comments while speaking at the League of Conservation Voters’ yearly Capital Dinner.