There are no lessons to be learned from the devastating Hurricane Harvey, according to the Trump administration officials. Trump administration don’t want to discuss the science behind the devastating weather, even if thousands of American lives could be saved.
Kellyanne Conway got angry when CNN anchor Chris Cuomo asked her if the storm would affect the administration’s ongoing denial of climate change, and preventing extreme weather around the world.
Conway responded incredulously, “Chris, we’re trying to help the people whose lives are literally underwater, and you want to have a conversation about climate change?” She accused CNN anchor of playing “amateur climatologist” for bringing up the issue.
Chris, we’re trying to help the people whose lives are literally underwater, and you want to have a conversation about climate change? I mean, I’m not going to engage in that right now, because I work for a president, vice-president, and a country that is very focused on helping the millions of affected Texans and God forbid, Louisianans if it ends up making landfall there. You play amateur climatologist tonight and I will play professional helper to those in need and continue in my job here as counselor to the president.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said it was “opportunistic” and “misplaced” to bring up climate change while the storm is top of mind with millions of Americans. Pruitt has a long history of supporting polluters and being a climate change denier.
“At this point to look at things like this and to talk about a cause and effect really isn’t helping the people of Texas,” Scott Pruitt added.
Basically Trump administration doesn’t want to hear it, choosing to be ignorant, even lives are at stake, and more storms will come.
Kellyanne Conway: We hope that everybody puts politics aside to get help directly to the people in a speedy fashion https://t.co/HQz7cslcjl
— New Day (@NewDay) August 31, 2017