Trump Mocks Global Warming with Hilarious Tweet: 'We Need You!'
President Trump asks Global Warming to 'please come back' during cold snap
President Trump entertained his Twitter followers with one of his trademark tweets Monday, by mocking Global Warming in response to warnings of brutally cold temperatures expected to pummel parts of the United States this week.
Trump — who often calls Global Warming and Climate Change a hoax — hilariously took aim at climate scientists by pointing out that it will be severely cold in some parts of the country this week.
“What the hell is going on with Global Waming [sic]? Please come back fast, we need you!” Trump tweeted on Monday night.
Forecasters in Illinois predict temperatures could hit negative 27 degrees (negative 33 Celsius) with wind-chill values as low as negative 55 degrees (negative 48 Celsius).
Officials predicted that wind chill readings could plummet to minus 50 in Chicago and minus 60 in Minneapolis.
Forecasters expect Wednesday’s high temperature (yes, the high) to be minus 14 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago and Minneapolis.
If the forecast holds, that would be Chicago’s lowest high temperature for a single day since officials began keeping records.
“This is what you would expect when you get into central and northern Canada,” said Brian Hurley, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
The vortex, a brutal mass of cold air within strong bands of circulating winds, has spread southward from its normal location near the North Pole in recent weeks, bringing arctic weather to the middle of the United States.
Such weather events have become more common in recent years; scientists are not sure why.
The wind chill could be unbearable as a brutal jet stream moves through the Midwest area, with severe weather warnings in place until Thursday.
“In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder,” Trump wrote.
“People can’t last outside even for minutes.”
In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back fast, we need you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2019
Preparations for the bitter cold were being complicated on Monday by a quick punch of snow that blew over the Great Lakes, leaving several inches in major cities and snarling travel.
The polar vortex also prompted emergency preparations and school cancellations in the South, where temperatures were expected to be decidedly less polar, but where residents are less accustomed to dealing with the cold.
In Louisiana, where meteorologists expected one to two inches of snow, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said it had activated its crisis action team.
Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama declared a state of emergency.
Officials appeared the most unnerved in Georgia, which will host the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Gov. Brian P. Kemp said state offices would be closed on Tuesday in 35 counties, including some in the Atlanta area, as parts of the state prepared for ice and up to two inches of snow.
But in Chicago, where Wednesday’s high temperature was expected to be 55 degrees lower than Atlanta’s, the warnings were far more dire.
“This isn’t going to be just irritating — this will be literally dangerous,” said Mr. Skilling, the meteorologist.
“These terms are thrown around sometimes rather loosely, but this truly does qualify as a dangerous level of chill.”