Donald Trump only listens to one scientist, apparently — his oft-mentioned Uncle John Trump of MIT.
AP to Trump on climate: Scientists say we're getting to a point where it's irreversible
Trump: My uncle was a scientist…and "I didn’t talk to him about this particular subject, but I have a natural instinct for science, and I will say that you have scientists on both sides" pic.twitter.com/pMbjlodi0D
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 17, 2018
I finally had to look him up. He was an electrical engineer, with no qualifications at all to speak on climate science, and as the President* even admits, they did not discuss climatology. But even worse, he’s been dead for 33 years.
I’m going to guess that they never discussed science while he was alive at all — he was just the one member of the family they could point to and say, “See? Not all Trumps are venal morons.” He was the family token, and now he’s nothing but a useful prop from the grave.