Former President Donald Trump said on Thursday that President Joe Biden should fire the Joint Chiefs of Staff over his comments that climate change is the nation’s greatest threat.
“Biden just said that he was told by the Joint Chiefs of Staff that Climate Change is our greatest threat,” Trump said in a statement.
“If that is the case, and they actually said this, he ought to immediately fire the Joint Chiefs of Staff for being incompetent!”
The statement follows a recent report that the Joint Chiefs of Staff allegedly told Biden global warming was the “greatest threat” against the nation. Biden relayed the message during remarks to U.S. troops stationed at Bury Saint Edmunds in the United Kingdom during his first international trip as president, according to The Hill.
“When I went over in the Tank in the Pentagon, when I first was elected vice president, with President Obama, the military sat us down to let us know what the greatest threats facing America were — the greatest physical threats,” Biden said.
“And this is not a joke: You know what the joint chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was? Global warming,” he said.
Biden calls climate change the most dangerous threat to US security right before sitting down with Putin, the actual most dangerous clear and present threat to US security. https://t.co/L8N2I6C0wT
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) June 9, 2021
Trump’s request is unlikely to be taken seriously by Biden. However, Biden’s words are also likely to be taken seriously that climate change poses a greater threat than other American enemies.