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Hollywood filmmaker Michael Moore blames President Trump for the start of human extinction

Filmmaker Michael Moore accused President Donald Trump in a tweet Tuesday of initiating the extinction of mankind. He then followed with another tweet that said, "Trump has signed orders killing all of Obama's climate change regulations." (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore blasted President Donald Trump on Twitter Tuesday, saying historians will blame Trump for the beginning of human extinction.

"Historians in the near future will mark today, March 28, 2017, as the day the extinction of human life on earth began, thanks 2 Donald Trump," Moore wrote.

Moore then followed up with an additional tweet, saying, "Trump has signed orders killing all of Obama's climate change regulations. The EPA is prohibited henceforth from focusing on climate change."

Trump signed a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, rolling back former President Barack Obama's stringent climate regulations. Trump said he wanted to "eliminate federal overreach" and focus on job creation and the U.S. economy.

"My action today is the latest in steps to grow American jobs," Trump stated at the signing.

In addition to rescinding Obama's previous instructions to the federal government to plan for climate change, Trump's executive order lifts the moratorium on coal mining on federal lands, which the White House says will bring back American jobs.

Moore and other climate change activists warned that the order is dangerous and will lead to devastating consequences.

"These actions are an assault on American values and they endanger the health, safety and prosperity of every American,"  said Tom Steyer, president of NexGen Climate,  according to CNN. "Trump is deliberately destroying programs that create jobs and safeguards that protect our air and water, all for the sake of allowing corporate polluters to profit at our expense."

Trump campaigned heavily in 2016 on bringing back coal mining jobs in the United States and proclaimed at an event earlier this month in Kentucky, "We are going to put our coal miners back to work. They have not been treated well, but they're going to be treated well now."

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