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Fact-checking Bernie Sanders: Did Donald Trump call climate change a 'hoax'?

Posted: 2:22 PM, Nov 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-07 00:29:49Z

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told the crowd at Central High School in Phoenix Sunday that the presidential race is not a personality contest. 

Stumping for Hillary Clinton, Sanders attacked Donald Trump on everything from wanting to ban Muslims to global warming.

"He thinks that climate change is a hoax coming from China," Sanders said. 

PolitiFact fact-checked this claim when Clinton said it back in June. They found that Trump did tweet that view in 2012.

And while he now says that tweet was a "joke," he still believes climate change is a hoax. 

So they rated this claim "mostly true."

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