US needs 'good old global warming', says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has once again garnered criticism by suggesting the US needs a dose of "good old global warming" to combat plummeting temperatures.

The US' northern states are currently blanketed in snow after a record-breaking cold snap that saw New Hampshire fall to -37degC.

People have taken to social media to show boiling water almost immediately turning to snow in the freezing temperatures.

As those in New York City brace for a particularly frosty New Year's Eve in Times Square, Mr Trump took the opportunity to use the weather to justify his decision to back out of international climate change deal the Paris Agreement earlier this year.

"In the east, it could be the coldest New Year's Eve on record," he wrote on Twitter.

"Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old global warming that our country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!"

The tweet has been met with immediate criticism, with many pointing out that climate change can actually cause extreme fluctuations in temperature, which may well explain the sub-zero temperatures in many parts of the US.

Many have referred to it as his "dumbest" tweet. The US President's Twitter posts have frequently caused controversy both in the lead-up to and during his presidency.

Some Twitter users went as far as to liken Mr Trump to a "war criminal" for his denial of man-made climate change, warning that he'd face scrutiny in the future for his stance on the issue.