Fox News host Brian Kilmeade says it’s “almost treason” for President Barack Obama to be focusing on climate change considering the other “crisises” [sic] that he is facing.
On his radio show Thursday, Kilmeade mocked Obama for a speech he gave to the League of Conservation Voters on Wednesday, during which he made fun of climate-change deniers.
“Folks will tell you climate change is a hoax or a fad or a plot – it’s a liberal plot!” Obama said.
He said other conservatives duck questions about global warming, concealing the fact that they "accept that manmade climate change is real, but if I say so out loud I’ll be run out of town by a bunch of fringe elements.”
“I would say, if you really are Al Gore-ish and you want to make that your passion, wait ’til you get out of office,” Kilmeade said, “because you have crisises [sic] — that’s plural, that’s the best I could do — crisises to attend to. It is almost treason for him to be focusing like this. You could not have more challenges than he has.”
He said colonists who settled Jamestown in the 1600s were also dealing with hot temperatures.
“They didn’t say, ‘Let’s not bother the Indians, let’s not even make a fire, let’s not get guns until we solve this global warming crisis,” he said.
“I would argue that people aren’t really looking to raise gas prices and oil prices and destroy the coal industry over a situation where we’ve already proven that these scientists are skewing with the results,” he added.