California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) lashed out at President Donald Trump recently, saying Trump’s position on climate change is indicative of his relationship with God.
What did Brown say?
Speaking to CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday, the California Democrat said Trump’s policies on the environment and his stance toward climate change show that he doesn’t fear God.
“I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility…this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed,” Brown said, according to The Hill.
During the interview, Brown also called on Trump to re-evaluate his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
“The truth of the case is that there’s too much carbon being emitted, that heat-trapping gasses are building up, the planet is warming and all hell is breaking loose. So I’d say to Mr. Trump, take a deeper look. Now is not the time to undo what every country in the world is committed to,” Brown said, according to the Washington Examiner.
Brown’s comments come as California is battling some of the most devastating wildfires the state has seen in decades. The fires have burned thousands of acres and devastated hundreds of structures. Trump has declared a state of emergency, which allows federal agencies to assist state and local efforts.
Trump has called climate change a hoax orchestrated by the Chinese in the past.
Brown is a Christian and was on track to become a Catholic priest before entering politics.