As U.S. braces against brutal cold snap, President Trump calls for ‘good old global warming’

The National Weather service says millions of people will experience below zero wind chills while ringing in the new year. (NWS Graphic via Twitter)

President Trump might want to brace against the cold chill of the internet.

With much of the northern and eastern United States feeling the effects of abnormally cold temperatures in the week leading up to the new year, Trump took to Twitter Thursday to warm up climate-change deniers.

With an eye most likely on his New York City home and the 10-degree temperatures being forecast for New Year’s Eve revelers in Times Square, the president said, “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old global warming.”

The tweet was met with a frigid response, even from Twitter users who have grown accustomed to Trump’s musings at all hours.

Major media outlets seized on the president’s tweet, with The New York Times providing an analogy to help Trump understand the difference between weather and climate.

“Weather is how much money you have in your pocket today, whereas climate is your net worth,” the newspaper wrote. “A billionaire who has forgotten his wallet one day is not poor, anymore than a poor person who lands a windfall of several hundred dollars is suddenly rich.”

Mashable also went that route, pointing to a 2005 NASA post explaining the difference.

But no one should really be at all surprised by the presidential level of trolling going on here. Considering tweets from his past, Trump has proven himself to be way more predictable than the weather.