California Gov. Jerry Brown unleashed his most heated rhetoric yet against President Donald Trump, including a statement some are taking as a threat.
‘Well something’s gotta happen to this guy…’
Brown spoke to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell at a climate conference in an interview Monday.
“We’re in the midst of hurricanes and the aftermath of hurricanes and you still have the president denying the science of climate change. How do you counteract that?” Mitchell asked.
“It’s really extraordinary that the president can deny science like that,” Brown claimed. “But he’s done so many other, uh terrible, what’s the word, I don’t even have an adjective, so it’s bad.”
Brown went on to decry Trump’s “lies, distortions” and “bizarre behavior” on climate change. Brown warned that as climate change conditions worsen, that there would be more mass migration due to land not being able to feed people anymore.
Brown also excused protesters for their increasing violence, saying that “kids” will be forced to react with “incoherent, disrupting reactions” because of the threat of climate change.
When asked about the president denying reports that thousands died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, Brown continued his verbal attack.
“The problem is, we never had a president who’s engaged in this kind of behavior,” Brown responded. “I mean he’s not telling the truth. He keeps changing his mind. He’s sabotaging the world order in many respects.
“So it’s unprecedented,” he continued, “it’s dangerous, and hopefully, this election is gonna send a strong message that the country The Democrats will win, and Trump, well something’s gotta happen to this guy because if we don’t get rid of him, he’s gonna undermine America and even the world.”
Here’s the video of Brown’s comments on MSNBC:
Brown as been openly hostile to the president and many items on his agenda, especially those having to do with curtailing illegal immigration.
Trump is also a critic of climate change. In 2012, he tweeted, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012