Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump concluded his sold-out speech in Dallas on Monday with a call for reduced government regulation. He said (1:08:14 on this video):
And I will tell you, we’re going to fight hard, we’re going to negotiate tough, and we’re going to do fantastically well. We’re going to put our people back to work. We’re going to get rid of all these ridiculous – everything is so bad – we’re going to get rid of the regulations that are just destroying us. You can’t breathe. You cannot breathe. You are going to be – if I’m elected President – so proud of your country again.
You’re going to remember this evening and you’re going to say to your children and everyone else, that you were part of a movement to take back this country. And we’re going to make America great again.
Earlier in the speech, after discussing President Obama’s incompetent nuclear weapon deal with Iran, he made fun of Obama’s claims about global warming (55:11 on video):
Obama thinks the biggest threat in the world today is global warming. Okay, can you believe it? Then they change it to “climate change,” cause the word “global warming” wasn’t working. Then they change it to “extreme weather.” You can’t get hurt with “extreme weather,” do you agree? There’s always going to be – “There’s a tornado!” “There’s a little cold!” “There’s a wind!” – there’s always extreme.
He said the biggest threat we have is “extreme weather.” And, I say, in terms of global warming. The biggest threat we have is nuclear global warming because we have incompetent politicians. That’s the biggest threat we have. Not global warming – nuclear global warming. That’s the biggest threat we have, believe me.
In December, Obama will negotiate a worldwide climate change agreement. He will commit the United States to a huge reduction in carbon emissions of 26% -28% from 2005 levels, but will let China, already a much larger carbon emitter, continue to expand its carbon emissions until 2030. The increased regulation that would follow such an agreement would throttle U.S. economic growth.
The last two Republican candidates for President, McCain and Romney, believed that man-made global warming was a serious problem. Trump does not.
Howard Richman with his father and son co-authored the 2014 book Balanced Trade: Ending the Unbearable Costs of America’s Trade Deficits, published by Lexington Books and the 2008 book Trading Away Our Future, published by Ideal Taxes Association.