President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to boost “Greenpeace co-founder” Patrick Moore’s claim on “Fox & Friends” that the climate crisis is “not only fake news, it’s fake science.”

“Moore often misrepresents himself in the media as an environmental ‘expert’ or even an ‘environmentalist,’ while offering anti-environmental opinions on a wide range of issues.”
—GreenpeaceBut as Greenpeace USA quickly noted in response to the president’s tweet, Patrick Moore is a “paid lobbyist” for major polluting industries—and he’s not even a co-founder of Greenpeace.

“Patrick Moore was not a co-founder of Greenpeace. He does not represent Greenpeace,” the group wrote on Twitter. “He is a paid lobbyist, not an independent source. His statements about [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and the Green New Deal have nothing to do with our positions.”

During his “Fox & Friends” appearance, Moore—who became president of Greenpeace Canada in 1977 and left in 1986—called the Green New Deal “a silly plan” and said climate change is “not dangerous.”

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