Donald Trump is being a royal pain in the *ss, and wants to derail Prince Charles climate change agenda.
Members of Trump’s inner circle have warned British officials that it would be counterproductive for Charles to “lecture” Trump on green issues during the president’s June visit to Great Britain, and that the president will “erupt” if pushed, the Sunday Times of London reported.
Trump has called climate change “a hoax.” Hours after he took office, references to the issue were removed from the White House website. By contrast, Charles has called climate change “the wolf at the door.”
A senior government source familiar with the discussions said: “Trump’s people are worried about an awkward moment, with Charles saying ‘Why don’t you believe in climate change?’ or ‘Have you read my book?’ They will react quite strongly to that.
“They do not want the president to be put in an awkward position where he’s being lectured. They want horses down the Mall, tea with William and Kate. They want all that pomp and for it to go seamlessly, and one of the risk factors is Charles.
Their paranoia of the media means that anything that goes slightly off-pitch will be hammered back home as him not getting a good reception from the future king of England and thousands of people protesting on the streets.”