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Trump says climate change isn't 'a hoax,' but scientists have a 'political agenda'

President Trump doesn't believe climate change is "a hoax," he told Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes Sunday, but he does think there are plenty of scientists who have a "very big political agenda."

Trump admitted that "something's happening," yet he doesn't "know that it's manmade. I will say this. I don't want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don't want to lose millions and millions of jobs. I don't want to be put at a disadvantage." Stahl pointed out that ice is melting at a rapid rate, raising sea levels, but Trump wasn't moved. "And you don't know whether or not that would have happened with or without man," he said. "You don't know."

Trump said he wasn't "denying" climate change, but "they say that we had hurricanes that were far worse than what we just had with Michael." Stahl pressed him on who "they" are, and Trump responded, "People say." He also asked Stahl to "show me the scientists" who say climate change is worse than ever, "because they have a very big political agenda."