Trump’s Open Mind Translates as “Denial” Regarding Climate Change

Trump’s Chief of Staff Confirms Open Mind Means “Default Position” of Climate Change Denial

President-elect Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus has confirmed Trump does not stand behind comments he made to the NY Times.

The comment was regarding climate change and Trump’s assertion that he’d maintain an open mind.

“As far as this issue on climate change — the only thing he [Trump] was saying after being asked a few questions about it is, look, he’ll have an open mind about it but he has his default position, which most of it is a bunch of bunk, but he’ll have an open mind and listen to people.”

Trump gave environmentalists and conservationists a false sense of hope just a week earlier when told a NY Times reporter that he believed there may be some connection between climate change and human activity. It turns out, that may have been just another line of campaign rhetoric.

It’s difficult to see how an “open mind” can be balanced with a “default position” when those two points are at odds with one another.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Regardless of what Trump is telling people, his position regarding the environment can be clearly seen through his decisions. He’s continually appointed anti-environment and climate change deniers to key roles in the government.

Trump can tell publications like the NY Times anything he wants to – his actions speak for themselves.