When it comes to the future of the US military, Donald Trump may have one of the toughest jobs in the world
Donald Trump’s administration has taken a lot of heat over the past week, but the president’s decision to remove the US from the Paris climate accord is certainly the most controversial in recent memory.
It’s a policy that’s also controversial within his own party, with many Republicans questioning whether Trump’s decision is good for the country and the US.
But now, there’s a new wrinkle in the Trump administration’s climate change policy, as The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump’s top adviser on climate change, Mick Mulvaney, is also a climate denier.
“I believe in climate change,” Mulvany told the Journal.
“I believe that climate change is real.
I believe that it’s real for the future.
I think it’s a great thing.
But I also believe in a lot other things that are not as good.”
The Journal reported that Mulvay was asked about climate change during a January interview, and said he believed the issue was a “political football” for the White House.
“There’s no question that climate is a political football,” Mulwany said.
“The American people are going to vote on it.”
In addition to the climate deniers who are now joining Trump’s climate policy team, the administration is also looking to roll back environmental protections for the military.
The White House says it’s considering rolling back regulations on chemicals used to fight wildfires, but Mulvays push to rollback the regulations would also allow the military to develop and deploy weapons that are less environmentally friendly.
“The president has the authority to set military priorities, and he’s doing that,” Mulviay told the Wall Street Review.
“That’s his prerogative, but it’s not something that’s going to be challenged in the courts.”