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Charles Had 90 Minutes to Change Trump's Mind, Didn't

President, Piers Morgan talk climate change in wide-ranging interview
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2019 10:35 AM CDT
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(Newser) – President Trump's sit-down with Prince Charles was supposed to last 15 minutes. It went for 90, but that wasn't enough to get Trump on board with Charles' climate stance. In a Good Morning Britain interview that aired Wednesday, the president answered a slew of questions from Piers Morgan. Their climate exchange is getting top billing. That and more:

  • On climate change: Charles "did most of the talking," Trump told Morgan, per CNN. "He is really into climate change and that is great, I mean I want that, I like that." When asked about his own beliefs, Trump said, "I believe that there is a change in weather and I think it changes both ways. Don't forget, it used to be called global warming, that wasn't working, then it was called climate change and now actually it is called extreme weather. Because with extreme weather, you can't miss. Look, we have a thing now with tornadoes ... but then when you look back 40 years ago we had the worst tornado binge that we ever had. In the 1890s we had our worst hurricanes."
  • But did Charles move him? "I'll tell you what moved me is his passion for future generations. ... He's doing this for future generations. ... He wants to have a world that's good for future generations, and I do, too."

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