The Twitter community exploded Tuesday with many calling President Barack Obama out after two terror attacks hit the densely Muslim populated city of Brussels, Belgium.
Numerous tweets excoriated the president and Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for their previously stated beliefs that “climate change,” not terrorism, poses a greater risk to humans.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 25, 2015
“No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” Obama said at his State of the Union address in January of last year.
And in an upcoming edition of The Atlantic, Obama goes further, claiming man made “global warming” poses a greater threat to the US than ISIS.
“ISIS is not an existential threat to the United States,” the president says. “Climate change is a potential existential threat to the entire world if we don’t do something about it.”
The absurd disconnect with reality was not lost on Twitter users, who were quick to blast the president for his ludicrous statements.
'Climate Change' has reared its ugly head again in Brussels. Amazing insanity.
— Jamie L. Melton (@MrJamieMelton) March 22, 2016
BREAKING: Climate change just claimed responsibility for attacks in Brussels killing 30. https://t.co/y7C5b5QzPk
— Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) March 22, 2016
Climate change strikes again. #Brussels
— Stefano (@Steffenheimer) March 22, 2016
YO! Obama! Fly the family over to Brussels and explain how "Climate Change" is the biggest threat!
— Kenneth A. Lee (@nousernameneed) March 22, 2016
@AnnCoulter Will someone please ask the people of Brussels how much Climate Change effected what happened this morning?
— Anfernious D. (@BigDaddy1460) March 22, 2016
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) March 22, 2016
— TrumpCoastOfSC (@Ma1973sk) March 22, 2016
Crazy how climate change attacked Brussels
— jigsaw jimmy (@BradyUSA) March 22, 2016
Will we update out database to reflect the clear fact that Brussels has now become the epicenter of Earth climate change… Indeed !!!
— Marvin the Martian (@the_kaboom) March 22, 2016
— Iron Kafir (@IronmanL1) March 22, 2016
— Avrumi J. Weinberger (@conservadox) March 22, 2016
Did anyone get descriptions of the climate change in Brussels? Any leads on where the climate change may be hiding? https://t.co/Hu0cH9nVAI
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 22, 2016
— RB (@CrossfitSrfer) March 22, 2016
Democrats say the greatest threat is Climate Change & want refugees to move into their neighborhoods.
I wonder if #Brussels agrees??
— Jenism (@Jenism101) March 22, 2016
Some don't take Donald Trump seriously but want us to take serious politicians who would link events in #Brussels 2day to climate change?
— Canadian Critic (@CanCritic) March 22, 2016
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, while campaigning last year, also held firm on his position that terrorism is linked to climate change following the Bataclan attacks in Paris.
“Absolutely. In fact, climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism and if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say, you’re going to see countries all over the world,” Sanders said during a CBS debate last year.
— PeacefulPeteJohnston (@ThePeacefulPete) March 22, 2016
— MediaShark (@MediaSharkLLC) March 22, 2016
— Mentality Mag (@MentalityMag) March 22, 2016
The critical tweets come after two separate bombing attacks at an airport and subway in Brussels left 34 dead and some 114 people injured, with ISIS terrorists reportedly claiming responsibility.