Greenpeace claps back at Donald Trump after he claimed their co-founder Patrick Moore said the climate crisis is fake news:  “He was not a co-founder but a paid lobbyist.” In other words, Moore is a useful idiot for Trump.

Greenpeace tweeted:  “Patrick Moore was not a co-founder of Greenpeace. He does not represent Greenpeace. He is a paid lobbyist, not an independent source. His statements about @AOC and the #GreenNewDeal have nothing to do with our positions.”

Trump repeated what he heard on Fox & Friends, tweeting:  “Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace: The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it’s Fake Science. There is no climate crisis, there’s weather and climate all around the world, and in fact carbon dioxide is the main building block of all life.”

“Phil Cotes, Irving Stowe, and Jim Bohlen founded Greenpeace in 1970. Patrick Moore applied for a berth on the Phyllis Cormack in March, 1971 after the organization had already been in existence for a year. A copy of his application letter and Greenpeace’s response are available here (PDF),” according to a statement on Greenpeace’s website.

Of course, Patrick Moore is trending on Twitter and he and Trump are getting ripped to shreds: