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    Throughout his 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump dismissed climate change as a “hoax” and promised to scrap the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, which he eventually did.

    Ivanka Trump has been ridiculed on social media for a retweet of a message by the White House Office of Science and Technology that suggested the Trump administration has been “an active and meaningful driver for science and technology policy in America” for the past two years.

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    Replies to the tweet poured in, with netizens thinking that it was April Fools’ Day:

    Many pointed out that President Donald Trump has consistently dubbed global warming a “hoax”, and neglected the dangers posed by man-made climate change since assuming office:

    Last June, The New York Times reported on the current administration’s attitude towards science:

    “The lack of traditional scientific advisory leadership in the White House is one example of a significant change in the Trump administration: the marginalization of science in shaping United States policy”.

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    In November 2018, President Trump said he didn’t believe a new report released by 13 federal agencies that predicted climate change would have a devastating effect on the US economy.

    According to a bombshell book, “Team of Vipers”, by Cliff Sims, who used to serve as a communications staffer for the Oval Office, Ivanka’s stance on climate change differs from her father’s: she allegedly spearheaded a group of aides trying to talk Trump out of leaving the Paris Climate Agreement.

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