Trump says pulling out of Paris climate accord best for US

Trump says pulling out of Paris climate accord best for US
US President Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accords in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. (AFP)
Updated 02 June 2017

Trump says pulling out of Paris climate accord best for US

Trump says pulling out of Paris climate accord best for US

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump says the US could try to re-enter the international climate agreement sealed in Paris if the deal were more favorable to Americans.
Trump indicated that wasn’t a priority as he explained why he was pulling the US out of the Paris accord in the first place. In a Rose Garden announcement Thursday, the president framed the decision as one made in the best interest of his country.
Many US allies are expressing alarm over the US abandoning the chief effort to slow the planet’s warming. The leaders of France, Germany and Italy joined to “note with regret” the Trump decision and express doubts about any change in the accord.
Several of Trump’s top aides also opposed the action, including his daughter Ivanka Trump.