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Donald Trump lied about his climate change conspiracy theory, but his tweet is still up

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Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In First Presidential Debate At Hofstra University Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Donald Trump thinks that "the concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive." That’s what it says in an easily discoverable November 2012 tweet, which remains posted in his feed. You might think otherwise, given a statement made in response to a claim by Hillary Clinton during tonight’s presidential debate:

"Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it's real."

"I did not — I do not say that. I do not say that."

But he did say that, and it’s right here:

And if you’d like to put it in context, here’s how it fits into his larger energy plan, which — again — relies on dismissing the scientific consensus on a major international crisis as a Chinese hoax:

That is all.