On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will officially pull out of the much ballyhooed Paris Climate Accord, which is actually a treaty signed by former President Barack Obama in 2016 without Senate approval.
Standing in the White House Rose Garden, President Trump said, “I am fighting every day for the great people of this country; therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty … the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, but begin negations to reenter, either the Paris Accord, or an entirely new transaction.”
“So, we’re getting out,” Trump reiterated.
The president explained that if we negotiate a “fair” deal and reenter, “that’s great; if we can’t, that’s fine.”
Trump said the accord, as it stands now, would hurt Americans to the benefit of other countries, labeling it a redistributor of wealth from the United States to other nations. He added that the deal would be a job-killer for America, shipping coal jobs to other nations.
“I was elected to serve the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” said Trump.