But fired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci suggested on CNN Sunday that Trump was only joking to make a political point. "I love the president's sense of humor, but I also think he's saying something else," Scaramucci said in a State of the Union interview. "I think you guys should ask him directly if he's a climate change denier. I think you'll find you'll be surprised by that answer."
Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change in June, citing economic objections, which he referenced in his Thursday tweet. Watch Scaramucci's comments in context below. Bonnie Kristian