Huntsman zings Perry over science

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Jon Huntsman (file)
Jon Huntsman (file)
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Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman took a swipe at fellow candidate Gov. Rick Perry over his controversial views on global warming and evolution.

Huntsman let the sarcasm fly by tweeting “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”

At a campaign event yesterday, Perry (no relation to Last Word guest host Melissa Harris-Perry) expressed his doubts on global warming to a crowd of New Hampshire voters. He said scientists cook up “manipulated data” in order to try and get a bunch of “dollars rolling into their projects.”

Today, Perry defend his anti-science stances to a kid, who questioned his beliefs at the not-so-subtle prompting of his mother on the trail.

“Evolution is a theory that’s out there,” Perry said, crouching down eye-level to the youngster. He bragged how teachers in Texas discuss both creationism and evolution “because I figured you’re smart enough to figure out which one is right.”

Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry and Texas

Huntsman zings Perry over science

Updated