President Trump is doubting a conclusion reached by his government once again.
On Friday, the Trump administration produced an assessment that concluded only "decisions made today" can mitigate the real threats posed by climate change. The report was dropped on Black Friday, a day when few Americans were reading the news. Trump on Monday said he has read "some of" the assessment and that "it's fine."
When asked specifically about the conclusion that the economic impact of climate change will be devastating, Trump responded, "I don't believe it." Before he became president, Trump falsely claimed that climate change itself was a hoax invented by the Chinese. His comments Monday come after he shed doubt on the CIA's reported conclusion that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia was directly involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying they actually "did not come to a conclusion." Watch Trump's comments on climate change below. Brendan Morrow
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