Donald Trump sent out prayers to those affected by the deadly flooding in South Carolina on Monday, just weeks after telling voters people aren’t hurt from extreme weather.
As of Monday night, there have been a total of 13 storm related deaths in South Carolina and North Carolina combined.
“Thoughts and prayers for those in the floods affecting the great people of South Carolina,” Trump tweeted Monday in the wake of the floods.
But two weeks ago in Dallas, Trump told supporters “you can’t get hurt with extreme weather,” as he dismissed President Barack Obama’s argument that extreme weather as a result of climate change poses a threat to America..
“When you talk about global warming, all this stuff – Obama thinks the single biggest threat is global warming, can you believe it?” Trump said.
“You can’t get hurt with extreme weather. (Obama) said the biggest threat we have is extreme weather. I say in terms of global warming, the biggest threat we have is nuclear global warming – that’s the biggest threat we have, believe me,” Trump said.
Obama has been vocal about the threat extreme weather has on the world, making the argument during a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard academy back in May.
Confronting climate change, also referred to as “extreme weather,” is a part of the White House’s national security strategy.
“Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water,” reads a February 2015 White House national security strategy memo.
The Trump campaign did not immediately return request for comment on this story.