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WATCH: Bernie Sanders Says Trump’s Climate Backtrack ‘Threatens Our Grandkids’

Bernie Sanders has a blunt message for President Trump after the White House announced a rollback of Obama-era climate change policies: he and other Democrats will not let the administration “threaten the lives of our children and grandchildren.”

“President Trump’s anti-environmental executive orders are a disaster. They are a threat to the future of this country and to the future of the world,” the Vermont senator said in a video posted to Twitter. “You are threatening not only this generation, but you’re threatening the lives of our kids and our grandchildren.”

Sanders’ words come after the White House approved executive orders instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to begin unwinding rules adopted under former President Obama that were designed to limit carbon emissions from factories and power plants.

Trump, who ran on a pledge to revive the flagging coal and fossil fuel industries, has previously called global warming a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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WATCH: Bernie Sanders Says Trump’s Climate Backtrack ‘Threatens Our Grandkids’

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