Trump tweets East Coast could use some "good old Global Warming"

People pose for photographs in front of a frozen water fountain at Bryant Park, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in New York (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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President Donald Trump says the East Coast could use some "good old Global Warming" as bitter-cold temperatures freeze large swaths of the county and are expected to continue this holiday weekend.

Trump tweets, "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record."

He adds, "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."

Trump has repeatedly expressed skepticism about climate change science, calling global warming a "hoax" created by the Chinese. This year he announced his intention to pull out of the Paris climate agreement aimed at curbing greenhouse gases.

The U.N.'s climate agency says 2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record aside from those impacted by the El Nino phenomenon.

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