Donald Trump has been called out by his favourite network Fox News after trying to minimise his administration’s negative environmental policies.

In a speech at the White House on Monday, the president responded to a report from the environmental non-profit Sierra Club, which said he had “the worst record on the environment and climate action of any president in the history of the country”.

Trump and a number of cabinet members argued that increase in fossil fuel production was actually good for the environment.

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But Fox News host Shepard Smith took to the air to say what most people were already thinking: that those policies have been “widely criticised by environmentalists and academics.”

Smith cited a New York Times report that found that Trump’s government had either repealed or rolled back more than 80 environmental rules and regulations.

He listed just a few, including cancelling a requirement for oil and gas companies to report methane emissions, loosening a rule to limit toxic emissions from major industrial poluters, and proposing a weakening of fuel-economy standards for cars and trucks.

People were delighted to see Trump fact-checked, especially by the only TV network he regularly praises.

It comes after a series of tweets from the president on Sunday in which he attacked Fox News in a rare outburst against the Rupert Murdoch-owned network, saying they were employing too many Democrats and using the “fake” New York Times as a source.

HT HuffPost

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