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Republicans’ new favorite talking point on climate change — that politicians are not scientists, and therefore cannot address it in any way — is incredibly easy to dismantle. On Wednesday, a liberal “dark money” group released a new ad doing exactly that.

In their new web ad, Americans United for Change displays clips of dozens of Republican politicians — who are definitely not scientists — pushing back against the well-established scientific consensus that human activities are causing the Earth’s climate to warm.

The ad, which features arguments from GOP leaders such as House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and potential presidential contenders including former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), will reportedly be posted in the D.C. and Florida markets. It can be seen below:

Screenshot: Americans United for Change/YouTube

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Toward the end of their broadcasts Monday, two of President Donald Trump's favorite shows converged on one of his favorite topics: his purported mistreatment by the very nasty and unfair press which supposedly prefers Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Trump booster Maria Bartiromo responded to clips of commentators at other networks highlighting Trump's failed response to the novel coronavirus pandemic by complaining about the "constant, nonstop criticism of this president by the media." She went on to praise Trump's handling of the virus, in an interview simulcast on Fox News' Fox & Friends and Fox Business's Mornings with Maria. Trump instantly chimed in, tweeting that he was the victim of a "Fake News media conspiracy" in which journalists were exaggerating the danger posed by the virus to damage him politically.

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