Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., dismissed a question at the sixth Democratic presidential candidate debate Thursday to promote his sweeping climate change plan that would reportedly cost $16 trillion.
In answer to a question from moderator Tim Alberta if the animates would sponsor a government-funed program to relocate families living in areas affected by climate change, Sanders turned the table.
"Tim, in all due respect, your question misses the mark," he said, The Washington Post reported. "The issue now is whether we save the planet for our children and our grandchildren."
"You're talking about the Paris agreement. That's fine. Ain't enough. We have got to — and I've introduced legislation to do this — declare a national emergency. The United States has got to lead the world," Sanders said.
"And maybe, just maybe, instead of spending $1.8 trillion a year globally on weapons [of] destruction, maybe an American president – i.e. Bernie Sanders – can lead the world instead of spending money to kill each other. Maybe we pool our resources and fight our common enemy, which is climate change."
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