Gov. Inslee: Trump 'Cowardly and Pessimistic' on Climate Change


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Friday called President Donald Trump “cowardly and pessimistic” on climate change while also challenging him to release his income tax returns.

“We need an inspirational leader, not a pessimistic leader,” the governor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “This is a can-do nation. We put a man on the moon; we defeated Fascism. We can use our smarts to build a clean energy economy right today.”

Inslee posted tax return from 2007-2018 on his website, this week, and said Friday that Trump must “show what he’s been hiding. Americans deserve that truth.”

Returning to the issue of climate change, Inslee said the flooding going on in Nebraska and other Midwest states is evidence the science is real, which show host Steve Doocy disputed.

“I grew up in Kansas which is right next to Nebraska,” said Doocy. “I remember 50 years ago the flooding then. So I don’t know that people are talking about climate change back then.

“When your town is burning down and your town is burning down in Paradise, Calif., you’re talking about climate change,” said Inslee. “They deserve a president who will protect them, rather than the oil industries. I’m tired of putting out billions of dollars to the fossil fuel industry and lobbyists and he is put in charge of this nation. He wanted to drain the swamp. He put the swamp in charge of our tax policies. It is just wrong.”

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