Sanders: Prioritizing Jobs Over Climate Change Is ‘Stupid and Dangerous’


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) argued on Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to prioritize jobs over climate change with his new executive order is "a nonsensical and stupid and dangerous approach."

Sanders was responding to CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer's characterization of Trump's new executive order on energy.

Blitzer said that Trump's order would "curb the federal government's enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change."

"Wolf, that is such a nonsensical, and stupid, and dangerous approach. It's almost indescribable," Sanders said.

"Look, the scientific community is virtually unanimous. While Trump and his friends think climate change is a hoax, what the scientists are telling us it is real, it is caused by human activity," Sanders continued. "It is already causing devastating problems."

Sanders added that countries all over the world are backing away from fossil fuels and investing in green energy.

Trump's executive order intends to roll back former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, and revive the coal industry.

Sam Dorman

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Sam Dorman is a Media Analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Sam worked as a Staff Writer and Research Analyst with the Media Research Center. He can be reached at

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