- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 26, 2014

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.

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