Skip to comments.Donald Trump raises stink, claiming garbage from India reaches Los Angeles
Posted on 11/13/2019 3:23:55 PM PST by Jyotishi
Trump was particularly agitated that the rest of the world, particularly developing countries such as China and India, had corralled Washington into the Paris Accord on climate change and put the onus on the US to clean up the planet while themsel...
(This story originally appeared in The Times of India https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/donald-trump-raises-stink-claiming-garbage-from-india-reaches-los-angeles/articleshow/72043638.cms on Nov 13, 2019)
WASHINGTON: As if its own woes with air pollution is not enough of a headache, New Delhi has to deal with another pointless stink bomb: US President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that garbage from India is floating all the way to Los Angeles.
In another rambling screed that has become typical of him, Trump railed against the rest of the world, including the developing world, telling the Economic Club of New York that everyone was taking advantage of the United States before he came along and saved the country from rack and ruin because of exploitation by foreign countries.
He was particularly agitated that the rest of the world, particularly developing countries such as China and India, had corralled Washington into the Paris Accord on climate change and put the onus on the US to clean up the planet while themselves not doing much. The Accord, Trump claimed, would have done "trillions and trillions of dollars of destruction" to the United States if he had not pulled the country out of it.
"You know, I have a little problem. We have a relatively small piece of land -- the United States. And you compare that to some of the other countries like China, like India, like Russia, like many other countries that absolutely are doing absolutely nothing to clean up their smokestacks and all of the garbage that they're dropping in sea and that floats into Los Angeles... Isn't amazing it ends up in Los Angeles?" Trump said in a trademark rambling speech replete with mangled syntax, hyperbole, and spurious claims.
The US president seemed to be referring to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), also called the Pacific Trash Vortex, a vast collection of marine debris that is floating between Hawaii and California. Consisting of plastic, chemical sludge, and wood pulp among other debris, some of it is reported to have washed up near Los Angeles.
But analysis of the debris by experts has identified China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam as the primary sources of GPGP, not India.
Besides, the "relatively small piece of land" Trump referred to is the fourth largest country in the world, about four times the size of India, with one-fourth India's population. It is also the largest polluter in world history, emitting more greenhouse gases per capita than China and India combined.
Still, Trump complained the Paris Accord is "so unfair" because it "doesn't kick in for China until 2030" and "India, we are supposed to pay them money because they are a developing nation."
"I said, "We're a developing nation, too," Trump joked amid laughter from the New York financial elite, claiming that the world considered the United States "a big, fat cow" and took advantage of it, but it would no longer be the case.
The American president also bragged about the United States becoming the "the number-one producer of oil and natural gas on the entire planet Earth" and its energy imports reaching a historic 58-year low.
"We are now a net exporter of natural gas, and we recently became a net exporter of crude oil and petroleum products for the first time in our country's history. It's a big thing," he boasted.
While India began trying to wean itself off hydrocarbons consequent to the Paris Accord among other factors, Trump's hydrocarbon-rich America now wants New Delhi to buy more and more hydrocarbons from half-a-world away.
Because of his achievements on the energy front and the economic front, Trump went on to claim that even people who don't like him have "no choice but to vote for me."
Bunch of 3rd world limey crap.
Most of India is a polluting pig sty yet they attack Trump. Funny stuff
He NEVER said India was the PRIMARY contributer - they were one of many ... more fake news
“developing countries such as China and India”
When do they stop developing?
Cut the H-B1 visas from India! They shape up real fast!
'QUID PRO QUO' ATTEMPT !!!!
Id say they are more developed than San Francsco at this point
Ooh! Indians upset that Trump tells the truth. Maybe all the Indians living here and using the system to their own advantage should take umbrage and GO HOME!
“Chidanand Rajghatta, TNN”
Methinks he’s a bit biased, perhaps...
Having been to India and 49 other countries, I can say with confidence that India is the filthiest country imaginable. All Indians should go home and clean up their cesspool.
How dare they!
Donald must have read my Email obsession on this topic. Those shithole countries have been around for thousands of years and yet refer to themselves as developing? 70% of Indian households do not even have toilets. Thats why theyre called shitholes.
Trump raises a stink because he tells the truth.
No we import India human garbage directly in the form of lying cheating H1Bs and H4EADs
“Those shithole countries have been around for thousands of years and yet refer to themselves as ‘developing?’
They have been under foreign rule (mostly by westerners and Muslims) only for decades.
“70% of Indian households do not even have toilets. That’s why they’re called shitholes.”
o PM Narendra Modi declares India open defecation-free - The Economic Times
Related (United States):
o Human waste in the streets a growing problem - FOX 5 New York
o San Francisco’s public-poop problem is worse than ever - Business Insider
o Piles of poop, litter on trails, trampled wildflowers. In the social-media era, Washington’s public lands are being trashed. What can be done? - The Seattle Times
o Open Defecation in the United States: Perspectives from the Streets
Abstract — Open defecation (OD) by people experiencing homelessness is common in many U.S. cities. Without sanitation when and where it is needed, the human right to sanitation for people experiencing homelessness has not been realized and concerns about the risks of infectious disease transmission are valid. To address the health care needs of people experiencing homelessness, Street Medicine clinicians provide health care services directly to patients living on the streets and in temporary housing. The experience of Street Medicine physicians has yielded significant insight into how and why people experiencing homelessness resort to OD; the lack of public resources, perceptions about public toilets, feelings of being unwelcome at service centers, concerns about safety, and physical and mental illness — including addiction — are all factors that contribute to OD. Additional public toilets are necessary, would minimize OD, and will alleviate overuse where existing facilities are scarce. However, public toilets alone are insufficient to end OD in the United States. Permanent supportive housing through initiatives such as Housing First provide the best path toward realizing the human right to sanitation and housing for people experiencing homelessness and ending OD in the United States.
this article needs to be re-edited with the following title:
butt-hurt in bangalore
Yep, and once they get here they never leave.
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