Former Vice President and current Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden pounced on rival Republican President Donald Trump Monday.
From his home state of Delaware Biden grimly predicted that “hellish” fires, floods, hurricanes, and superstorms would level and destroy America’s suburbs if “climate arsonist” President Donald Trump is re-elected.
As he declared, “Donald Trump’s climate denial may not have caused these fires and record floods and record hurricanes, but if he gets a second term, these hellish events will continue to become more common, more devastating and more deadly,”
Then claimed, “Wildfires are burning the suburbs in the West! Floods are wiping out suburban neighborhoods in the Midwest! Hurricanes are imperiling suburban life along our coast!”
Plus he questioned, “If we have four more years of Trump’s climate denial, how many suburbs will be burned in wildfires?” How many suburban neighborhoods will have been flooded out? How many suburbs will have been blown away in superstorms? If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze?”
And argued, “We need a president who respects science. [A president] who understands that the damage from climate change is already here.”
While the president took a different stance. “When trees fall down, after a short period of time … about 18 months, they become really dry. They become really like a matchstick … and they just explode,” Trump told reporters.
“Also leaves, if you have years of leaves, dried leaves on the ground, it just sets it up. It’s really a fuel for a fire. So they have to do something about it.”
But California Gov. Gavin Newsom checked in telling, “The hots are getting hotter. The drys are getting drier. Something has happened to the plumbing of the world … and we submit the science is self evident that climate change is real. Please respect the difference of opinion out there.”
Does Biden make a valid argument?