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‘Big Box of Crazy’: Jake Tapper Confronts Nikki Haley on Trump’s Climate Change Views

CNN’s Jake Tapper spoke with U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this morning (in an interview that taped before the London attack last night) about President Trump‘s views on climate change.

After the president announced the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, various administration members did not definitively say what Trump’s current position is.

Haley told Tapper that “we watched out for our country” by making this call and said Trump is still committed to “clean air, clean water, and jobs.”

Tapper then brought up this past tweet from the president:

He asked, “Are you willing to acknowledge that that is nonsense?”

Haley did not directly address the tweet and talked about the Paris accord instead, but Tapper circled back and said, “You’re not willing to acknowledge that calling climate change a Chinese hoax is just a big box of crazy?”

Haley responded, “President Trump believes the climate is changing.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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