As the North East faces snow storms and freezing temperatures, Donald Trump decided to poke fun at Global warming and climate change, while showing apparent ignorance on the issue. In response, the president's critics wasted no time giving Trump a reality check.

Trump on global warming

It's no secret that the majority of the Republican Party are not supporters of the consensus coming out of the scientific community when it comes to many high-profiled issues. On the topic of global warming, Republicans have made it clear that they have no interest in investing time to prevent the increase in climate change, with many even denying that humans have a major impact on its acceleration.

For Donald Trump, the president has gone on the record in the past to claim, without evidence, that global warming is just a "hoax" created by China. Fast forward to present day and public funds have been slashed for the science community, including massive cuts to the EPA. With the North East facing a cold front as the year comes to a close, Trump took to Twitter on December 28 to mock those who push the science of climate change.

In a tweet sent out on Thursday night, Donald Trump exposed his own lack of knowledge when it comes to science in regards to climate-related issues.

"In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record," Trump tweeted out.

"Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against," Donald Trump posted, before adding, "Bundle up!" Within seconds, those who oppose the president made sure to hit back.

Science reaction

In response to Donald Trump's tweet in mockery of global warming, the opposition was on fire. "Groan - you really understand climate change, don't you...?" one Twitter user wondered.

"THAT'S NOT WHAT THAT MEANS!!!" another tweet read.

"You see Donald, GW causes EXTREME WEATHER. Record Cold weather is EXTREME. Therefore it is possible, if not likely that this weeks record cold is related to Global Warming," a follow-up tweet noted.

"So you think that climate change isn't real because its COLD outside?

Do you even know what climate is?!" an additional tweet stated. "Are you really this ignorant that you think that since we have a cold winter it means that global warming is bogus?" another social media user wrote. The negative reaction continued as Donald Trump's attempt at trolling appeared to backfire.