We're not an hour into tonight's most historic US presidential debate, and Donald Trump is already telling bald-faced lies about his record on climate change. Apparently, he no longer remembers describing global warming as a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. The internet, however, does.
"Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese," Clinton said moments ago.
"I did not. I do not say it," Trump interrupted her.
Here's what Trump had to say on the matter of our human-induced planetary heat wave, all the way back in 2012:
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
"I think it's real," Trump said tonight in reference to global warming.
A curious change of heart for a man who wants to vastly expand America's coal industry and rip the Paris agreement to shreds. But surely, it's a good thing that a shred of scientific knowledge has finally managed to diffuse into our future leader's head?
Honestly, it's tough to say. An equally likely possibility is that the simulation of which we are all part is glitching out hard tonight. We'll have to wait until the dust settles in the morning to be sure -- there's too much shouting to think straight right now.