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Donald Trump Did, in Fact, Blame China for Inventing Climate Change

Donald Trump said he never blamed China for inventing climate change after being called out by Hillary Clinton for doing so during the first presidential debate. But an earlier tweet from the real estate mogul proves otherwise.

While facing off with Trump at Hofstra University during their first debate together, Clinton said her opponent “thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.” Trump interrupted, denying the accusation.

However, in a tweet in November 2012, Trump said: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”