As you may recall, Trump personally called the mayor of Tangier, an island in the Chesapeake Bay that's slowly being swallowed the sea-level rise, to assure him that the centuries-old community is going to be fine.
"Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more" Trump said.
But it's not going to be there for hundreds more. It may not even be there in twenty years, and the Trump-supporting mayor who was delighted by Trump's phone call is now asking for help. And for reasons I cannot explain, he thinks Trump is going to help them.
"We need help from the erosion. If it was just sea level rise that we were worried about, we would be in good shape," [Mayor James Eskridge] said. [...]
"He's gonna cut back on the time it takes to do studies for these projects -- we don't have that time to play with," Eskridge said.
He thinks if Mr. Trump told Congress he wanted to save the island, it would be saved.
The level of unearned faith a depressing number of people have in Trump may literally get them killed. But I can only express sympathy insofar as a significant number of people who don't trust Trump and didn't vote for him are also going to be harmed by his cruel policies and inattentive buffoonery.
Regardless of whether climate change is man-made or not, Eskridge says the island is at the point where they need help immediately.
"We've been studied. And now we're to the point, the island's going down. We just need the help to come now," Eskridge said.
The climate change bailout of 2050 is going to be epic.