The president made the astute, highly original observation on Twitter:
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
Oh boy. We could point out that D.C. is on track for its hottest year on record. We could explain that the western United States — and virtually every other place on the planet right now — is warmer than normal, in line with decades-long trends. We could even get cynical and talk about how this plays to his base that just wants to piss off progressives.
But instead, in the spirit of a little leftover cheer, we’ll just share this one-minute video that explains the difference between climate and weather. You’re welcome, Mr. President: