Governor Matt Bevin (R-KY) claimed on Friday that the recent cold spell enveloping much of the country is proof positive that President Donald Trump has "fixed" the earth's climate issues.
With temperatures falling to near zero degrees across much of Kentucky on Friday night, Bevin took to Twitter to mock mainstream climate science and defend Trump. In a tweet with echoes of a recent one by the president that longed for some “good old global warming,” the governor tweeted: “Trump has been in office 1 year and has already fixed global warming.”
Bevin's tweet does not stand alone when it comes to climate change deniers pointing to the recent cold snap as evidence that global warming is a hoax. The president himself has alluded to the notion multiple times, most recently in a December 28th tweet, saying:
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!