Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., kicked off her 2020 bid for the White House with a vow to combat global warming, and President Trump said: “Snow Kidding?”
The Democrat from Minnesota announced her campaign for the Democratic nomination in the middle of a snowstorm, which prompted Trump to tweet, “Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech, she looked like a Snowman(woman)!”
According to Fox News, Klobuchar previously endorsed the so-called “Green New Deal,” a massive Democratic legislative program that promises to combat climate change, in part through a massive influx in spending. Republicans have decried it as unrealistic.
Klobuchar Says Climate Change Legislation Will be Cornerstone of Campaign
In her announcement as a candidate for 2020, Klobuchar vowed to rejoin the 2015 Paris Climate agreement. The Trump administration had pulled out of the unpopular deal in 2017.
“The people are on our side when it comes to climate change,” Klobuchar told supporters. “Why? Because like you and I, they believe in science. That’s why in the first 100 days of my administration, I will reinstate the [Obama-era] clean power rules and the gas mileage standards and put forth sweeping legislation to invest in green jobs and infrastructure.”
Klobuchar later responded to Trump’s tweet by saying she was “looking forward to debating you about climate change (and many other issues). And I wonder how your hair would fare in a blizzard?”
Trump has used his Twitter account to lash into his would-be White House challengers quickly. Previously, when Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren formally launched her bid for the presidency, the president queried whether she would run “as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore?
“See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!” Trump added in a further shot at Warren’s disputed claim to have Native American ancestry.
If nothing else, the 2020 race is going to make for some great tweets!