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Joy Behar claimed that former President Donald Trump — and the entire Republican Party — were to blame for the disastrous flooding that left tens of thousands stranded at the Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
Behar made the comments during Tuesday’s broadcast of the ABC midday talk show “The View” — the first episode to air since their summer break that ended on Labor Day.
Joy Behar claims the rain at Burning Man was the result of Climate Change caused directly by Republicans and Trump.
"When Trump was president [fossil fuel use ] went up…He's so dangerous." pic.twitter.com/hTxeMF8bTv
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Behar and her co-hosts attributed the heavy rains — which resulted in flash flooding, a shelter-in-place order, and ankle-deep mud that left vehicles and many pedestrians unable to leave the temporary “Black Rock City.”
“This is one of the many tragedies this summer due to climate change,” Behar began, and her co-hosts voiced their agreement. “This is the one — the number one existential problem —”
“It rained three months’ worth over 24 hours,” co-host Sunny Hostin interjected.
“I hear Republicans say, ‘Oh, it’s not manmade, it’s not about fossil fuels,” Behar continued. “You know, when Trump was president, all of that went up, the fossil fuel usage went up. Menace to the planet. Please don’t vote for him, I’m begging you. Get him out of here, he’s so dangerous.”
“There were fires in Greece, there were fires in Italy, Phoenix had 116-degree temperature, Palm Springs must have been over 100,” Behar added, claiming, “They have to stop denying and stop with the fossil fuels and whatever else is causing this, I’m begging you, don’t vote for him.”
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) was quick to call out those who were using Hurricane Idalia to promote climate hysteria, saying, “So, I think the notion that somehow hurricanes are something new, that’s just false. And we’ve got to stop politicizing the weather and stop politicizing natural disasters. We know from history there’s been times when it’s very busy in Florida, late ‘40s, early ‘50s, you had a lot of hits of significant hurricanes.”
“The notion that somehow if we just adopt, you know, very left-wing policies at the federal level that somehow we will not have hurricanes, that is a lie,” he added.