Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown compared Trump supporters to cave dwellers during remarks Monday at a climate change event in New York which coincided with the United Nations meeting.
He called President Donald Trump’s approach to climate change and North Korea “stupid and dangerous and silly,” according to Politico, and then compared Trump’s supporters to cave dwellers.
“They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.”
Brown claimed that Trump’s election has actually helped pass climate related policies because he represents the rise of an opposition that is “not believable, is not credible.”
“President Trump is the null hypothesis, which he’s proven,” Brown added. “Everything he’s doing is … stupid and dangerous and silly. I mean, come on, really, calling the North Korean dictator ‘Rocket Man'? … He is accelerating the reversal through his own absurdity.”
Brown also said of the opposition to Trump on climate change, “It takes what we’re doing today and this week, and all the other things that we have to do to finally put the nail in, I don’t want to say in Trump’s coffin. … That’s a tweet, so I better not do that. But we’re getting there. We’re making change. So I’m very optimistic in the face of Washington’s absent leadership.”
The Trump administration announced in May that the U.S. would be leaving the Paris Climate Agreement. A European climate official claimed over the weekend that the White House was reconsidering that decision, however, the White House denied that report in a statement.