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Trump Pokes at Global Warming as Cold Snap Grips Northern US

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Ice forms on the water fountain at New York City's Bryant Park on Thursday. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 28 Dec 2017 08:10 PM

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to urge East Coast residents to "bundle up" against the upcoming cold snap while poking at global warming — a day after The Washington Post predicted such analogies were inevitable.

Here's Trump's tweet:

Frigid artic weather is slamming the northern United States and is expected to remain through the first few days of the New Year.

Two Minnesota cities have already set record low temperatures — International Falls, at 37 degrees below zero, and Hibbing, at 28 below — while Erie, Pennsylvania, continues to dig out from more than 65 inches of snow that has fallen this week amid temperatures in the low teens.

The National Weather Service has posted wind-chill advisories or warnings for much of New England, northern Pennsylvania, and New York.

Those states and others in the northern Plains and Great Lakes were projected to see highs in the teens or single digits and lows below zero for the rest of the week and into the New Year.

For Times Square on New Year's Eve, temperatures are forecast to be in the single digits.

However, the Post tweeted this about the cold wave Wednesday:

President Trump has long dismissed claims about global warming, tweeting once it was "created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

In June, Trump said the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, which would cut back on carbon emissions worldwide to reduce global warming.

He argued the deal would put the U.S. economy at a disadvantage because China, India, and other nations were not seeking to lower their emissions in real terms under the agreement.

In addition, Trump announced the U.S. would no longer pay into the Green Climate Fund, an account overseen by the United Nations that sought to provide $100 billion in annual financing for climate change initiatives for poor nations by 2020.

Former President Barack Obama pledged $3 billion for the fund.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday, urging East Coast residents to "bundle up" for the New Year's weekend cold snap, also throwing barbs at global warming advocates.
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