Trump: ‘I Don’t Think’ Climate Change Is a ‘Hoax,’ But ‘I Don’t Know That It’s Manmade’

By Melanie Arter | October 15, 2018 | 12:18pm EDT
President Donald Trump (Screenshot)

( - In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think climate change is a hoax, but he doesn’t know that it’s manmade.

“I think something's happening. Something's changing, and it'll change back again. I don't think it's a hoax, I think there's probably a difference, but I don't know that it's manmade. I will say this. I don't wanna give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don't wanna lose millions and millions of jobs. I don't wanna be put at a disadvantage,” Trump said.


CBS’s Lesley Stahl said he wishes the president could go to Greenland and “watch these huge chunks of ice just falling into the ocean, raising the sea levels.”

“And you don't know whether or not that would have happened with or without man. You don't know,” the president said.



Trump said there are scientists that disagree with the theory of man-made climate change.

Stahl said she thought of what an impact it would make if the president said he changed his mind on climate change after seeing “the hurricane situations.”

“I'm not denying climate change, but it could very well go back. You know, we're talkin' about over a millions of years. They say that we had hurricanes that were far worse than what we just had with Michael,” Trump said.

“But that's denying it,” Stahl said. She asked, “But what about the scientists who say it's worse than ever?”

“You'd have to show me the scientists because they have a very big political agenda, Lesley,” Trump said. “Look, scientists also have a political agenda.”



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