Former President Donald Trump said Thursday morning that President Joe Biden should dismiss the Joint Chiefs of Staff over comments regarding climate change.
“Biden just said that he was told by the Joint Chiefs of Staff that Climate Change is our greatest threat,” Trump declared in a statement. “If that is the case, and they actually said this, he ought to immediately fire the Joint Chiefs of Staff for being incompetent!”
The Joint Chiefs of Staff allegedly informed Biden that “global warming” was the “greatest threat” facing the country. On Wednesday, the president relayed the message to U.S. troops stationed at Bury Saint Edmunds in the United Kingdom. (FLASHBACK: Biden: Joint Chiefs Said Global Warming Is ‘Greatest Physical Threat’ Facing America)
“When I first was elected vice president with President Obama, military sat us down to let us know what the greatest threats facing America were — greatest physical threats. This is not a joke,” Biden told the soldiers. “You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was? Global warming.”
Biden calls climate change the most dangerous threat to US security right before sitting down with Putin, the actual most dangerous clear and present threat to US security. https://t.co/L8N2I6C0wT— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) June 9, 2021
Biden added: “This is not a joke.” He then explained why climate change is allegedly a major threat, claiming that global warming will result in fights over land and displacement of people “because they’re literally sinking below the sea in Indonesia. Because of the fights over what is arable land anymore.”
The president’s words highlighted the administration’s desire to integrate “climate change” with American foreign policy.