“Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax, perpetrated by the Chinese,” Clinton said in key moments from the first debate. “I think it’s real.”
Trump was quick to interrupt her. “I did not,” he chimed in. “I do not say that. I do not say that.”
Trump denies Clinton claim about his climate change denial pic.twitter.com/lCwhdbhWTT
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) September 27, 2016
Trump’s Twitter history proves otherwise. People were quick to highlight a tweet from November 2012 in which Trump says, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
In fact, that tweet, despite being nearly 4 years old, was one of the most popular of the night and the top retweeted tweet during the debate. It’s been shared more than 90,000 times.
This is the top Retweeted Tweet during the first US presidential debate: https://t.co/fOOoPvtZHK
— TwitterGov (@TwitterGov) September 27, 2016
You can say what you want during the debates, but the tweets don’t lie.