Greg Gutfeld on Fox News Channel's "The Greg Gutfeld Show" on April 1, 2017. (Image source: YouTube)
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Hollywood director Michael Moore suggested President Donald Trump’s climate policies will cause the “extinction of human life” on Wednesday, prompting comedian and Fox News host Greg Gutfeld to deliver an epic takedown of Moore on his show Saturday night.
Referring to the executive order rolling back numerous Obama-era climate regulations issued by Trump on Tuesday, Moore wrote on Twitter, “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.”
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
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 28, 2017
Moore followed his outrageous claim with a clarification of his previous comment: “Trump has signed orders killing all of Obama’s climate change regulations. The EPA is prohibited henceforth from focusing on climate change.”
On Saturday’s episode of “The Greg Gutfeld Show,” Gutfeld mercilessly mocked Moore for his alarmist views.
“President Trump signed an executive order nullifying President Obama’s climate change efforts,” said Gutfeld. “Surprise! Environmental activists hate it, like Michael Moore, a noted source of flatulence. He tweeted this in between pies. … ‘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.’”
Guest to the show P.J. O’Rourke then swooped in and hilariously stole Gutfeld’s joke.
“Wait a minute,” O’Rourke said. “What historians, if we’re all going to die?”
“Oh, that’s exactly what I was going to say!” yelled Gutfeld.
Pointing to his written lines, Gutfeld read, “Historians are exempt from extinction, and the next line is: ‘I’m becoming a historian.’”
Gutfeld and O’Rourke weren’t the only ones to notice Moore’s awful argument. Actress Mindy Robinson tweeted, “I’m also a historian so...I guess I’ll survive? But it’s because I’m well stocked on ammo and not because of my boring degrees...”
@MMFlint I'm also a historian so...I guess I'll survive? But it's because I'm well stocked on ammo and not because of my boring degrees...
— Mindy Robinson (@iheartmindy) March 30, 2017
Trump supporter Luna wrote, “So the only ppl left alive from the extinction of human life @MMFlint will be you & historians? Oh ok.”
So the only ppl left alive from the extinction of human life @MMFlint will be you & historians? Oh ok
— Luna (@pink_sprnva) March 28, 2017
National Review editor Charles C.W. Cooke, wrote, “How do the historians survive?”
@MMFlint How do the historians survive?
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 28, 2017
Historians are people, too, Mr. Moore—a lesson I’m sure you won’t soon forget.
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Justin Haskins is the director of the Socialism Research Center at the Heartland Institute and the co-author of the New York Times best-seller "Dark Future: Uncovering the Great Reset’s Terrifying Next Phase."