Biden Blames Midwest Tornado Victims On Wrong Kind of Storm


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President Joe Biden continues to make something more than simply verbal gaffes the deeper he gets into his presidency, leading more Americans than ever to conclude that his mind just isn’t up to the task.

He did it again over the weekend after a cluster of tornados tore through portions of the Midwest, leaving death and destruction in their wake.

“I’m monitoring the situation very closely since early this morning. This is likely to be one of the largest tornado outbreaks in our history,” Biden said during a press conference shortly after the twisters destroyed much of Mayfield, Ky., and caused severe damage in portions of surrounding states.

“Earlier today, I called the governors of the states that have been — experienced severe impacts of the storms, including Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, as well as Tennessee.”

“Jill and I pray — and I sincerely mean this — pray for those who have lost loved ones and for those who are uncertain of the fate of their loved ones. And the debris that you see scattered all over the hurricane’s path,” Biden said.

“They lost their homes. They lost their businesses. And it’s a tragedy. It’s a tragedy. And we still don’t know how many lives were lost or the full extent of the damage,” he added.


Only, again, these were tornados that destroyed homes and businesses and took lives — not a hurricane.

But that wasn’t all: The president was intent on slipping in the standard Democratic response to any natural disaster these days — “climate change.”

“All I know is that the intensity of the weather across the board has some impacts as a consequence of the warming of the planet and climate change,” Biden said after a reporter questioned him about the potential role climate change might have had.

“The specific impact on these specific storms, I can’t say at this point. The fact is that we all know everything is more intense when the climate is warming. Everything. And, obviously, it has some impact here, but I can’t give you a quantitative read on that,” Biden added.

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi pushed back on claims made by Biden and his administration in the wake of the tornados, calling it “insanity.”

“Insanity. Its a below average tornado, wind damage and hail season. No credibility No knowledge of past weather, We are in the hands of leftist who weaponize weather for their purposes. Deceit and deception. piling on the misery don’t both them. Sociopathic,” he noted on Twitter in response to comments from FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell.


Most people agree that the ‘climate is changing,’ but where the disagreement comes is in figuring out the cause of it.

Investors Business Daily noted in March 2018:

As Tony Heller at the Real Climate Science web site notes, “Pre-2000 temperatures are progressively cooled, and post-2000 temperatures are warmed. This year has been a particularly spectacular episode of data tampering by NOAA, as they introduce nearly 2.5 degrees of fake warming since 1895.”


Climate analyst Paul Homewood notes for instance that in New York state, measured temperatures this year were 2.7 degrees or more colder than in 1943.

Also, in the 1970s, climatologists were blaming severe weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes on a cooling earth, as noted in a story published in the Lincoln Journal Star in July 1974:

Droughts, floods, blizzards, tornadoes, typhoons, and hurricanes have plagued much of the nation and the world in recent years. Most people considered these weather conditions to be abnormal and temporary, but instead, climatologists now believe the first half o the 20th century was blessed with unusually mild weather and that the global climate has begun returning to a harsher — but more normal — state. For the long run, there is mounting evidence of a worldwide cooling trend.

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