In addition to preaching the virtues of economic nationalism to the most elite, globalist audience you’ll find anywhere in the world, President Donald Trump used his Davos World Economic Forum speech to harshly criticize the increasingly-unhinged rhetoric coming from the climate-obsessed left. Speaking to a crowd filled with chagrined faces (including the always-scowling Greta Thunberg herself), Trump said that world nations could not thrive while being held hostage by apocalyptic rhetoric coming from the environmental wackos.
“This is not a time for pessimism; this is a time for optimism,” Trump said. “Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism and action.
“But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse,” Trump continued. “They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune-tellers — and I have them and you have them, and we all have them, and they want to see us do badly, but we don’t let that happen. They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the ’70s, and an end of oil in the 1990s. These alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform, and control every aspect of our lives.”
Trump said that he was among those leaders who would never give in to those demands.
“We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country, or eradicate our liberty. America will always be the proud, strong, and unyielding bastion of freedom,” Trump said. “In America, we understand what the pessimists refuse to see: that a growing and vibrant market economy focused on the future lifts the human spirit and excites creativity strong enough to overcome any challenge — any challenge by far.”
Asked later by reporters for his thoughts on Thunberg’s speech (which Trump was not present to see) on the impact the U.S. and other leading countries are having on climate change, the president was dismissive.
“We want to have the cleanest water on earth. We want to have the cleanest air on earth,” Trump said. “Our numbers, as you saw, we had record numbers come out very recently. Our numbers are very, very good. Our environmental numbers, our water numbers, our numbers on air are tremendous. We’re clean and beautiful. You have another continent where the fumes are rising at levels that you can’t believe. I mean, I think Greta ought to focus on those places.”