Trump mocks Klobuchar over 'bad timing' of speech: 'She looked like a snowman'

 thehill.com  2/10/2019 10:11:49 PM 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRob Lowe mocks Warren over Native American ancestry claims Obama health official blasts Trump's physical exam: 'No doctor can predict someone’s future health' Trump makes Native American joke about Warren campaign announcement: 'See you on the campaign TRAIL' MORE on Sunday mocked Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharFormer Klobuchar staffers complain of mistreatment, temper: report Pollster says appeal of women candidates to woman voters is overestimated Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Trump official says agency would not have supported family separations | 2020 Dems walk fine line on 'Medicare for all' | Advocates skeptical of Trump AIDS pledge | Johnson and Johnson to show drug prices on TV MORE (D-Minn.) for launching her presidential campaign in wintry conditions in Minnesota, tweeting that she "looked like a Snowman."

"Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures," Trump tweeted. "Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!"

Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019

Klobuchar announced her candidacy on Sunday in Minneapolis, where scores of supporters stood out in steady snowfall and frigid temperatures.

The three-term senator laid out her vision for the country, which included tackling environmental issues. She vowed to "put forth sweeping legislation to invest in green jobs and infrastructure" if elected president. She also declared that she would direct the U.S. to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord "on day one" of her administration. 

Klobuchar additionally said she would "take on the gun lobby," root out big money in politics, lower health care costs, restore voting rights and implement privacy protection laws.

She did not mention Trump by name, but alluded to him when she declared the country deserved better than "foreign policy by tweet."

"Our sense of community is fracturing across our nation, worn down by the petty and vicious nature of our politics," she said. "We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding. Today, on this snowy island, we say enough is enough."

Klobuchar became the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential campaign, joining Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenRob Lowe mocks Warren over Native American ancestry claims Trump makes Native American joke about Warren campaign announcement: 'See you on the campaign TRAIL' Trump divides Democrats with warning of creeping socialism MORE (Mass.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerTrump divides Democrats with warning of creeping socialism A new direction for black politics: Power at state, local levels Warren launches White House bid with call for 'structural change' MORE (N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRob Lowe mocks Warren over Native American ancestry claims Trump makes Native American joke about Warren campaign announcement: 'See you on the campaign TRAIL' Trump divides Democrats with warning of creeping socialism MORE (Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandVirginia Lt. Gov.'s accuser willing to testify at impeachment hearings: lawyers Rob Lowe mocks Warren over Native American ancestry claims Trump makes Native American joke about Warren campaign announcement: 'See you on the campaign TRAIL' MORE (N.Y.), among others.

Her announcement was preceded by a parade of state and local officials, nearly all of whom made jokes about the weather.

"The rest of America thinks that it’s cold. We know this is a heat wave," Sen. Tina SmithTina Flint SmithOn The Money: Lawmakers look to end shutdowns for good | Dems press Mnuchin on Russia sanctions, debt limit | Trump budget delayed by shutdown Dems push to include contractor back pay in any shutdown deal How the government will reopen MORE (D-Minn.) said, adding that she "barely" needed her long underwear.

Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan took the stage and marveled that it was "a beautiful day."

Trump has made light of frigid temperatures multiple times in recent months, suggesting that the spell of cold weather in certain parts of the country contradicts global warming.

The president has repeatedly cast doubt on the existence and effects of climate change. Experts have noted that there is a difference between climate and the weather.

Updated at 5:25 p.m.

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