Former President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Republican from House House to challenge DeWine for Ohio gubernatorial nomination CSO senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to riots in Capitol Overnight Defense: Austin directs secret anti-China initiatives | Biden emphasizes alliances in troop speech The lock was lifted at the Texas base after shooting was reported MORE issued a statement Thursday rejecting the threat of climate change and saying so President Biden they must fire the joint chiefs of staff if they think this is a big problem for the country.
The message from Trump, which is still banned on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms, comes when Biden makes his first trip abroad as president in Europe.
Biden is expected to discuss climate change during the trip with other European leaders.
Trump has repeatedly downplayed climate change during his presidency, calling it a hoax, and is working to remove regulations imposed by the Obama administration to reduce carbon emissions in the United States. In his first week in office, Biden returned the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement, from which Trump removed the nation.
Trump’s statement in an email Thursday also took Biden’s comments out of context.
“Biden has just said that the chief of staff has told him that climate change is our biggest threat. If this is the case and they have in fact said so, he must immediately dismiss the Joint Chief of Staff for incompetence! “Trump said in a statement Thursday.
While the Joint Chief of Staff has repeatedly warned of the threat of climate change, Biden, in his address to US troops in the UK on his arrival in Europe, referred to a warning given to him by the Joint Chief of Staff at the beginning of his term as Vice President.
“When I went to the Pentagon tank, when I was first elected vice president, along with President Obama, our military sat down to know what the biggest threats America was facing,” Biden said.
“And this is no joke: Do you know what they told us about the biggest threat to America?” Global Warming. As there will be significant population movements, land battles, millions of people are fleeing because they are literally sinking under the sea in Indonesia, because of the battles for what is already arable land, “he added.
These officials are no longer in office, as the current chiefs of staff were appointed by Trump.
The current President of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark MillieMark MilleyOnightnight Defense: Austin directs secret initiatives to counter China Biden emphasizes alliances in troop speech The lock was lifted at the base in Texas after a report of shooting at night: Austin is approaching the decision to reform military sexual violence | Democrats are fighting a high – ranking battle Lawmakers urge to fill Iron Dome Austin as it approaches decision to reform military sexual violence MORE, testified before Congress on Friday that climate change is a threat.
“Climate change is a threat. “Climate change has a significant impact on military operations and we must take it into account,” he said. “Climate change will affect, for example, natural resources. This will affect the increased instability in different parts of the world. This will affect migration, etc. In addition, here we have infrastructural challenges at home, witnessing some of our hurricanes and the like.
“But the president is looking at it from a much wider angle than I am. I look at it from a strictly military point of view. And from a strictly military point of view, I put China, Russia there. However, this does not contradict the recognition that climate change or infrastructure or education systems – national security – has a wide angle to this. I look at it from a strictly military standard, “he added.
In response, a senator Kevin KramerKevin John KramerPutin said the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was nearing completion. Night defense: Senate confirms army secretary after Snafu Afghanistan’s withdrawal ‘early’ Senate confirms Wormouth as first woman army secretary after delay MORE (RN.D.) said, “I just think it’s weird for the president to go to another continent and tell our officials there that the number one threat is climate change, albeit a threat.”
Rebecca Keel contributed.