The mayor of a town that is an island in the Chesapeake Bay got a call from noted climatologist Donald Trump after praising him on television and pointing out that 87% of the island’s residents voted for him. Trump told him not to worry about sea levels rising due to global warming.
President Trump phoned Tangier Island Mayor James “Ooker” Eskridge Monday after viewing a CNN report about the Virginia island’s struggle with rising sea levels.
“He said not to worry about sea-level rise,” Eskridge said. “He said, ‘Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.'”
During the CNN interview, Eskridge had said he loved Trump as much as he would a family member. When staffers brought the CNN report to Trump’s attention, “he said, ‘I’ve just got to talk to that guy,'” the mayor said.In Monday’s call, Eskridge told the president that Tangier Island is “a huge supporter of Donald Trump. … This is a Trump island; we really love you down here.”
The island in the Chesapeake Bay is a Republican stronghold — about 87% of residents voted for Trump in the November 2016 election.
Still, erosion is one of the islanders’ main concerns. The island, population about 450, is losing up to 16 feet of coastline a year, scientists say.
Pfft. Scientists! What do they know that this huckster from New York, who wouldn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground, doesn’t know? He’s smart and he has the best words, so he doesn’t need all that book learnin’ and fancy schmancy “data.” He believes it, he’s infallible, so it must be true. Now everyone just sit tight while the water engulfs your homes while you sing his praises, you bunch of dolts.