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Trudeau warns that Trump will thwart climate alarmist initiatives
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Trudeau warns that Trump will thwart climate alarmist initiatives

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lashed out at former President Donald Trump in an interview Friday, warning that the Republican front-runner will thwart climate alarmists' grand designs should he win the 2024 election.

Although Trudeau has long used Trump as a foil, his apparent need to present both his detractors and his few remaining supporters with a southern antagonist is especially great now, as 69% of Canadians want the prime minister to resign.

What's the background?

Vice President Kamala Harris journeyed to the oil-made Arab city of Dubai in early December to take part in the U.N.'s COP28 climate alarmist summit. She pledged to funnel $3 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars into a climate-themed slush fund for China and other so-called developing nations called the Green Climate Fund — purportedly an initiative that "accelerates transformative climate action in developing countries."

The Biden administration has already sunk $2 billion into the GCF. However, Reuters noted that this time around, a Republican-controlled Congress will ultimately decide whether to sign off on authorizing the release of funds.

Trump made clear in a Dec. 13 speech in Coraville, Iowa, that if elected, he would revoke the pledge.

"As we speak, the Biden administration is also negotiating to redistribute billions and billions of dollars in American wealth to other countries through the so-called climate reparation," said Trump. "In other words, we're paying a reparation. They're saying we were so bad that we're paying reparations to other countries."

"That means we are paying for years of abuse to other countries when we've been abused by them," continued Trump, still leading President Joe Biden according to the latest polls. "Their dirty air from China blows right over our country. We're supposed to be cleaning our air, but their air, if you look at the streams, their air blows right over our country and their air is quite dirty. You know they're building a coal plant a week."

After stressing that the U.N. wealth redistribution scheme coupled with Democrats' anti-fossil fuel agenda makes America less competitive, Trump vowed, "When I am back in office, all climate reparation payments will be canceled immediately. We're not paying reparations to other countries who have abused us on trade, who have abused us on NATO, and we'll work to claw back any transfers made by crooked Joe."

Trudeau resumes antagonism of Trump

In his first bilateral meeting with President Joe Biden in 2021, Trudeau said, "Thank you again for stepping up in such a big way on tacking climate change," reported The Hill.

"U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the … past years," continued Trudeau. "And I have to say, as we are preparing the joint rollout and communique from this one, it's nice when the Americans aren't pulling out all references to climate change and instead adding them in. So we're really excited to be working with you on that."

Cognizant that Biden is headed for a potential defeat in the next election, Trudeau is now warning that their climate alarmist initiatives may be in peril.

The Canadian prime minister sat down for a year-end interview Friday with Rosemary Barton, a sympathetic state media host who previously filed a lawsuit against Trudeau's political opponents during the 2019 Canadian federal election.

Trudeau, who the Canadian polling outfit Angus Reid last indicated had a disapproval rating of 64%, told Barton that Trump's "threat to rip up NAFTA" while previously in office and his "desire to move backwards on climate change was a menace not just to Canada but to the world."

"There's a concern particularly around the environment at a time where it's so important to move forward on protecting and building an economy of the future where energy workers, miners, forestry workers across this country, and manufacturing across this country continues to be successful as we move towards lower emissions," said Trudeau.

"A Trump presidency that goes back on the fight against climate change would slow down the world's progress in ways that are concerning to me," added Trudeau.

Even if Trump is unsuccessful in the U.S., Trudeau faces immense opposition at home — and not just from likely voters.

Trudeau's transition off of affordable energy is understood by provincial leaders, particularly in Western Canada, to constitute a major threat both to hundreds of thousands of jobs and to the oil and gas industry, which makes up 5% of Canada's GDP.

Extra to concerted opposition from various premiers over Trudeau's climate alarmist polices, Reuters indicated that Alberta has specifically vowed to develop a "constitutional shield" against the Liberal regime's proposed oil and gas emissions cap, which seeks to bring down carbon emissions by 38%.

Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, poised to beat Trudeau in the next federal election, has vowed to "axe" Trudeau's carbon tax and other punitive climate policies that have adversely impacted the working and middle classes. According to Abacus Data, the Conservative Party would net nearly twice as many votes as the Trudeau Liberals if the Canadian federal election was held this month.

A year-end interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau | CBC News Special (2023)youtu.be

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Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon

Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News. He lives in a small town with his wife and son, moonlighting as an author of science fiction.
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