Joe Biden spent part of his trip to Vietnam expressing concern over global warming, calling the prospect of temperatures rising by 1.5° “more frightening than nuclear war.”
During Biden’s ramblings, he referred to those who didn’t buy into his climate alarmism as “lying dog-faced pony soldiers” and claimed that he’d borrowed the line from an old John Wayne movie.
Biden called on his Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, who he said had forgotten more about emissions than most could ever learn.
“Correct me if I get this wrong, John, but I’m quite sure I’m right,” he said.
“And that is that there’s more carbon absorbed from the air into the Amazon region, into the ground — the ground — than emitted in the entire United States on the same basis.”
“Now imagine if people go in and do what we did, 150-200 years ago — and cut down the forest and start farming in that area,” Biden continued, going on to say that the larger and wealthier nations should be doing what they could to prevent developing nations from employing those same strategies.
“In addition to helping the environment overall — and the only existential threat humanity faces, even more frightening than a — than a nuclear war, is global warming going above 1.5° in the next 20, ten years,” Biden added.
“It would be real trouble, There’s no way back from that.”
Biden then referred to “climate deniers” as “lying, dog-faced pony soldiers.”
“My brother loves having these famous lines from movies, famous quotes,” Biden said, adding, “And one of them is there’s a movie about John Wayne, he’s an Indian scout, and they’re trying — I think it was Apache or one of the great tribes of America back on a reservation.”
Biden then rambled on about the headdresses and Union soldiers trying to get the Native Americans to go with them somewhere.
“And the Indian scout points to the Union soldier and says, ‘He’s a lying, dog-faced pony soldier,'” Biden continued.
“Well there’s a lot of lying, dog-faced pony soldiers out there about — about global warming.”
Despite Biden’s insistence that he stole the line from the Duke, the quote does not actually exist; it appears to be a mash-up of John Wayne lines crossed with a 1952 Tyrone Power film titled “Pony Soldier,” TMZ reported.