"In the handsome Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded", Trump tweeted. "People can't last outside even for minutes". Chris Gloninger, a meteorologist from NBC10 Boston, pointed out in a pair of tweets that climate and weather are not synonymous, and "climate change means EXTREME weather, which includes record cold weather as well".
Trump has also pulled out of the Paris Agreement that aims to combat climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. According to almost every scientist, these extreme weather conditions are an effect of global climate change.
Trump's tweets assume significance in light of his non-committal attitude when it comes to global warming.
"We will never again see a President like this".
"There's one real spot of blue and that just happens to be over New York City, over Washington DC, over Boston, over Ottawa and that's the big cold mass", Myers said, pointing at a temperature map of the world.
Wisconsin congressman Mark Pocan, whose state will experience freezing temperatures this week, immediately slammed Trump as a "moron" for not understanding why there could be cold temperatures amid global warming.
"People also tend to confuse what is happening where they live as an indication of what is happening globally", says Marshall Shepherd, director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia and a former president of the American Meteorological Society.
While many responders were quick to school the Yeti in Chief on how harsher winters actually support the global warming theory, countless MAGA folk laughed along with him.
Despite Trump's claims, 2018 was among the hottest on record across the globe and the planet is expected to get hotter according to experts.
Key climate change report from Trump's own administration: "Increases in temperatures during the growing season in the Midwest are projected to be the largest contributing factor to declines in the productivity of US agriculture".