Climate Change Isn’t Real For Trump, Unless It Affects His Golf Course

Sameera Ehteram
Global warming may be a “total hoax,” “bullsh**” and even a “pseudoscience” in Trump’s speeches, but he changes the tune when it comes to his personal life.

New York billionaire and presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is trying to build a sea wall designed to protect one of his golf courses from “global warming and its effects.”

He has applied for permission to erect a coastal protection works to prevent erosion at his seaside golf resort, Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland, in County Clare.

Trump is in fact leaving no stone unturned to protect his seafront property. Denied the infrastructure development last month, he has filed a planning application with Clare County Council, complete with a 242-page Environmental Impact Statement, for the wall. It cites local regulations pertaining to “rising sea levels and increased storm frequency and wave energy associated with global warming.”

“It's diabolical," said former South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis, an advocate of conservative solutions to climate change. “Donald Trump is working to ensure his at-risk properties and his company is trying to figure out how to deal with sea level rise. Meanwhile, he’s saying things to audiences that he must know are not true. … You have a soft place in your heart for people who are honestly ignorant, but people who are deceitful, that’s a different thing.”




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It’s amazing, coming from a man who has spewed the following gems:





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This is hypocrisy at its peak — but then that’s Donald Trump for you.

He alone has skin thick enough to claim for himself something he so openly disses.

While he bashes companies for investing in foreign countries, a considerable percentage of his company’s hotels and major real estate properties are located abroad.

“When it comes to political hypocrisy, Donald Trump deserves a gold medal,” said Mark J. Perry, a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan-Flint and creator of the economics blog Carpe Diem. “At the same time that the billionaire businessman criticizes Ford for producing some of its cars in Mexico, and threatens to stop any expansion there and impose a 35% tax on Ford imports from Mexico, he certainly has no trouble taking advantage of the global marketplace when it comes to his own businesses.”

Trump believes Muslims are out to destroy America. If elected president, he would ban all Muslims from traveling to the United States, but this prejudice against Muslims does not seem to extend to Hussain Sajwani, the CEO of Damac Properties, who is partnering with him to build a string of luxury golf courses and villas in Dubai.

Similarly, while marginalizing immigrants in his speeches, Trump has no qualms about hiring them for his own businesses. Apparently, he doesn’t mind profiting from foreign labor he openly says is killing U.S. jobs.

Neither does the corrupting influence of big money donors taint when it enters his own coffers.  

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