Inexplicably, celebrities continue to put themselves forward in the news media as authorities on political subjects in which they have no special training, education, or insights -- primarily so-called climate change.
Fox News reports that actor Robert De Niro, already well-established as someone who is no friend of President Donald Trump, gave a speech for some reason Sunday at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In it he dismissed the Trump administration’s position on climate change as "backward" and "a case of temporary insanity."
De Niro was commenting on remarks from Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt, who suggested last week that there may be an up side for mankind -- sorry, make that "peoplekind" -- in global warming.
“We know humans have most flourished during times of warming trends. There are assumptions made that because the climate is warming that necessarily is a bad thing,” Pruitt said during an interview with KSNV in Las Vegas. “Do we know what the ideal surface temperature should be in the year 2100 or year 2018? It’s fairly arrogant for us to think we know exactly what it should be in 2100.”
De Niro found this attitude triggering. “I am talking about my own country, the United States of America. We don’t like to say we are a ‘backward’ country so let’s just say we are suffering from a case of temporary insanity."
The actor drew applause and laughter when he told the audience at the Summit that America “will eventually cure itself by voting our dangerous leader” out of office.
Actually, America will begin to cure itself of leftist insanity when we stop paying attention to celebrities.