President Donald Trump received a blunt reality check from Twitter users following his latest dismissal of scientific evidence about the climate crisis.

During a roundtable Monday on the wildfires engulfing California, Wade Crowfoot, the state’s secretary of natural resources, warned Trump about record-breaking high temperatures. He told the president that they wouldn’t be able to protect Californians if they “ignore the science and put our heads in the sand.”

“It’ll start getting cooler,” Trump responded flippantly, to which Crowfoot said, “I wish science agreed with you.”

“I don’t think science knows, actually,” Trump said, smirking.

Check out Trump’s comments here:

"We've had temperatures explode this summer… If we ignore the science and put our heads in the sand, we're not going to succeed."Trump: "It'll start getting cooler, you just watch."I wish science agreed with you."Trump: "I don't think science knows, actually." pic.twitter.com/l0xUJrbm6j

— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 14, 2020

Trump has repeatedly dismissed the science behind climate change, calling it “bullshit” and a “hoax” spread by the Chinese government. The vast majority of the world’s scientists disagree with the president’s assessment.

Crowfoot repeated his assertion to the president on Twitter:

It actually won’t get cooler Mr. President. #ClimateChangeIsReal pic.twitter.com/gYWtitBdcN

— Wade Crowfoot (@WadeCrowfoot) September 14, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hit Trump with two words:

Science knows. https://t.co/Pwx8meY4zw

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 14, 2020

Many other tweeters, including actors Mark Hamill and Ken Jeong, also chimed in as the hashtag #scienceknows started trending:

HE'S GOING TO GET US ALL KILLED.#ScienceKnows #FactsMatter https://t.co/DEYD6ITF2E

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 14, 2020

Ammending: #ScienceKnows, you idiot. https://t.co/djqWJfDw84

— Dr. Nina L. Shapiro (@drninashapiro) September 14, 2020

Now @realDonaldTrump is giving #climatechange the COVID-19 treatment. “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”How'd that work out for us last time? #ScienceKnows https://t.co/Z1uBKZ3qlt

— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) September 14, 2020

https://t.co/vZVBeiW2K9 pic.twitter.com/Rx4JkFI32N

— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) September 14, 2020

“I don’t think science knows” A dangerous, and ridiculously ignorant, statement meant solely for his base, who will believe anything he says, no matter how insane.#ScienceKnows pic.twitter.com/UicOqxeTXJ

— NikkiM (@Tinker_Bell_04) September 15, 2020

Trump only believes scientists with Noble Awards. #trumpfailed #ScienceKnows

— Adam Thompson (@AdamThompson48) September 14, 2020

I can’t believe we’re still debating this. Actually I can #ScienceKnows pic.twitter.com/1lH6Pt7gJS

— Snarky 🍋 Twin (@SnarkyTwin) September 14, 2020

Excuse my language, but Jesus Fucking Christ he's going to get us all killed. https://t.co/mu24zbMJUK

— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) September 14, 2020

Actually, #ScienceKnows. https://t.co/WXeUBv8loy

— Dr. John Barentine FRAS (@JohnBarentine) September 14, 2020

ignorant and arrogant is such a fine combo for @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/5uYo0PnVcm

— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) September 14, 2020

People are dying.The air is full of ash.The sky is orange.Homes are on fire.Forests are burning.And Donald Trump keeps lying.Donald Trump: Too many lies for too long. https://t.co/u2keGb4SJz

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 14, 2020

It'll start to get cooler, over the next six months. Then, it'll start to get warmer.Below the Equator, the opposite.You just watch.#ClimateChange #ScienceKnows https://t.co/tX5V2YuIkU

— Jonah Blank (@JonahBlank) September 15, 2020

My father-in-law is a PhD Atmospheric Chemist studying climate change for decades…he just confirmed “Science Knows.” https://t.co/grtucw8Ova

— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) September 15, 2020

My G-D! What an Imbecile! Here he is Ladies and Gents: The leader of our United States who doesn’t believe in science! #NotMyPresident #TrumpDoesntCare #ScienceKnows https://t.co/nvgRj4GCnm

— Alissa Stahler (@Songbyrde) September 14, 2020

Just waiting for the Woodward tape when Trump says the human race will be extinct in 10 years. https://t.co/EBVOLmyWsZ

— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) September 14, 2020 RELATED… Michael Cohen Says Trump’s Hatred For Obama Is ‘Purely Racial’ Samuel L. Jackson Hits Trump Supporters With A Damning Question Mary Trump Delivers A Stark Warning About 4 More Years Of Her 'Weak' Uncle HuffPost testPromoTitleReplace testPromoDekReplace Join HuffPost Today! No thanks. HuffPost Important conversations are happening now. Add your voice! Join HuffPost Today! Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost

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