Rainn Wilson changes his Twitter name — sort of — for climate change ‘stunt’
Climate change’stunt’ comes as Republican governors threaten to reject any new environmental regulations at their state level.
Former politician and now comedian Rainn Wilson, whose real name is Robert D. Wilson, announced on Twitter that he had changed his Twitter name to “Climate Change Will Never Happen in America,” following a “stunt” by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
“If you want to know how to create a world where climate change will never happen in America, look no farther than Mitch McConnell,” he said.
His first tweet as “Climate Change Will Never Happen in America” was:
But after a tweet expressing his support for the “People’s Climate March” he was “Climate Change Will Never Happen in America”
It got to the point where he began using the hashtag #NeverTrump — the term McConnell’s allies use to call President Donald Trump who is leading the Republican Party and the Trump Administration.
The “Climate Change Will Never Happen in America” Twitter account has 2,854 followers, according to the “About” page on Twitter.
“The majority of Americans agree with me — and I am going to be doing that in the lead up to the people’s climate march,” he said. “They agree that climate change (is real) and that it poses a serious threat to the future of our children and grandchildren.”
A year ago, Wilson, 45, gave a TED talk explaining how he believes climate change is real. In it, he says he has been “denied” by President Trump and the Republican Party.
“They’ve been denying there’s a problem for a long time,” he said during the talk last year. “And this is the first time I’m seeing the evidence on the ground