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Trump says 'good old global warming' could help U.S. during cold snap

With only a few days left in 2017, President Trump is working overtime to make sure he gets in as many digs as possible against his usual foes — Hillary Clinton, China, North Korea, facts — before the end of the year.

"In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record," he tweeted Thursday night. "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!"

In addition to blatantly disregarding the science behind global warming, this mocking tweet refers to the Paris climate accord, which aims to curb greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2020 and has been signed by nearly every country in the world. Trump announced in June he was withdrawing the United States from the agreement, claiming it would cost the U.S., the country responsible for about one-third of the carbon dioxide that has been emitted, too much money to participate.