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Activists Melt Down After Trump Leaves Climate Change Out Of His Earth Day Message

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President Donald Trump’s Earth Day message Monday does not mention climate change but does tout American jobs and the U.S. economy.

Trump’s message touted the president’s land management reforms and efforts to protect the U.S. water supply. “On this day, we reaffirm our responsibility to protect God’s wondrous creation for future generations,” the president noted in his message. Trump’s Earth Day memo didn’t hit the right mark for some activists.

Obama-era appointee Andrew Weinstein took offense to Trump’s message. (RELATED: Flashback: Earth Day Co-Founder Killed His Girlfriend, Shoved Her ‘Mummified Body’ In A Closet)

“Remember when issued a statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day that didn’t mention the Jewish people or anti-Semitism?” he said in a tweet Monday that has since been taken down. “Well today he issued a message for #EarthDay that doesn’t mention climate change.” Former President Barack Obama appointed Weinstein to the Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Obama-era appointee dings Trump for not mentioning climate change on Earth Day (screenshot of tweet)

One activist writer claimed the president’s message betrayed the real meaning for Earth Day. “Trump’s Earth Day message completely ignores the point of Earth Day,” former Media Matters for America writer Oliver Willis wrote in a tweet that included a link to an article dinging Trump for ignoring climate change.

Trump’s Earth Day message completely ignores the point of Earth Day https://t.co/h4yuMOP1cf

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 22, 2019

Others chimed in with similar sentiments. “. you’re bad for the planet because your policies are antithetical to sustainability and conservation, but also you’re full garbage doo doo. Happy

People take part in a protest claiming for urgent measures to combat climate change during a demonstration in central Amsterdam, Netherlands March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

People take part in a protest claiming for urgent measures to combat climate change during a demonstration in central Amsterdam, Netherlands March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Environmentalists, media pundits, and Democrats often criticize Trump for expressing skeptical positions on global warming. The Washington Post, for instance, claimed in a 2018 editorial that Trump is “complicit” in Hurricane Florence while CNN political analyst John Avlon tried to tie the president’s decision to repeal Obama-era environmental regulations to the severity of extreme weather.

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