“[Mr. Trump] is very sympathetic to trying to get some more rationality into climate policies. Personally, he feels very strongly that way,” Mr. Happer said at a conference hosted Tuesday by the free-market Heartland Institute. “Many of the people in the White House who advise him are nervous about the political implications of that, which I can understand, too.”
Mr. Happer, former deputy assistant to the president and NSC senior director of emerging technologies, said those seeking to lay low on climate change were not trying to undermine Mr. Trump but “doing their best to be loyal advisers to the president.”
“They wanted him to be reelected. They were worried that if he picked up on the climate issue that he would lose more votes than he would win,” said Mr. Happer.
Now, she wants energy executives and their political allies to be treated like Nazis and face a “Nuremberg” style trial similar to German dictator Adolf Hitler’s henchmen, who were often given the death penalty at the post-World War II trials.
Host Michael Moynihan said, “So, you want to see sort of a Nuremberg trial for climate criminals?” to which Fonda responded, “Yeah, I would.”
She appeared on the debut of The Impeachment Show on the Viceland, where she said that there’s “literally a ticking time bomb over everything” because of climate change. She claimed “our government is being ruled by fossil fuel” and so “democracy is teetering on the edge of collapse.”