Let the freak out begin. MSNBC and CNN on Tuesday went nuclear over Donald Trump’s move to roll back Barack Obama’s “signature” climate policies, whining that the President is “destroying” and “obliterating” the Democrat’s efforts. The CNN graphics department went into overdrive with one biased description reading, “Trump Signs Order Dismantling Obama Climate Record.”
That apparently wasn’t enough because, a few minutes later, it was changed to this: “Trump takes Hammer to Obama Climate Record.” On MSNBC, Kate Snow fretted that Trump signed “a sweeping new executive order" instructing "the Environmental Protection Agency to review one of President Obama's legacy-defining policies.”
Legacy-defining? Wasn’t that supposed to be ObamaCare? Back on CNN, Brooke Baldwin parroted the Democrat talking point that global warming was supposed to be an untouched accomplishment for the Democrat: “When I think of President Obama, of course you think of his signature piece being ObamaCare. Right around there is climate, what he did with climate change, Paris accords."
MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson decided that “obliterates” is a “better word” for what Trump is doing to Obama’s climate legacy. Apparently that wasn’t hyperbolic enough, because she added that the Republican is “destroying what President Obama, former President Obama had built up on climate.”
Snow parroted the Democrats, excitedly repeating: “One Democrat today called it an act of war against renewable energy and the science of climate change.”
Partial transcripts are below:
KATE SNOW: Plus, the United States setting a radically different course on climate change. As you just heard, a sweeping new executive order just signed this afternoon instructs the Environmental Protection Agency to review one of President Obama's legacy-defining policies. One Democrat today called it an act of war against renewable energy and the science of climate change. But as the current administration sees it, this is a move with a singular purpose. You just heard the President say: Jobs.
SNOW: Let's start at the White House. And Hallie, we had the President signing this environmental order, essentially, this executive order that really undo — undoes. Is that a word — what President Obama had done. So, explain it to us. Why is he arguing for this? .
HALLIE JACKSON: So, undue, undoes — obliterates is really a better word for it.
SNOW: There you go.
JACKSON: Destroying what President Obama, former President Obama had built up on climate. This is something that Donald Trump promised to do. You heard him at the environmental Protection Agency talk about ending what he described as a war on coal. A lot of this would take the teeth out of the clean power plant or ultimately is intended to do that. The former President Obama put into place. This is a maneuver that doesn't have just policies or muscle behind it, but politically is something that the administration is doing now in an attempt to show strength here.
CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin
Graphic: Trump Signs Order Dismantling Obama Climate Record
BROOKE BALDWIN: When I think of President Obama, of course you think of his signature piece being ObamaCare. Right around there is climate, what he did with climate change, Paris accords.
CNN GRAPHIC: Trump takes Hammer to Obama Climate Record
BALDWIN: Back with breaking news. We are about to get this tape which will roll momentarily from the White House. We now know that President Trump has signed this executive order rolling back Obama-era climate regulations. The President saying, having met with coal miners, for example, this will initiate a review of the Clean power plant initiative. He felt like the Obama-era regulations were a job killer. And so, this, of course, will benefit many miners, but some businessmen saying not so fast. Here is the President.