Posted by Tina
This afternoon President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Speaking directly to the people from the Rose Garden the president said he was elected to represent the people of “Pittsburgh, not Paris.” His opinion that the accord is a bad deal for American jobs and our economy and called the other nations out for creating a deal that places enourmous burdens on our citizens while letting the worlds biggest polluters off the hook:
Trump complained in the White House’s Rose Garden that major polluters like China are allowed to increase their emissions under the agreement in a way that the US cannot. India is hinging its participation on billions of dollars of foreign aid.
The deal is a ‘massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries,’ he said.
‘The Paris accord is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States.
‘This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States,’ Trump said.
Trump said he would also end the United States’ participation in the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund.
In a slap at European leaders who’d lobbied him last week, including France’s Emmanuel Macron, Trump said the Paris exit is ‘a reassertion of America’s sovereignty.’
‘Foreign leaders in Europe, Asia and across the world should not have more to say with respect to the United States economy that our own citizens and their elected representatives,’ Trump proclaimed.
Trump told off naysayers in a lengthy explanation of his decision and the effect he expects it to have on the US economy.
‘The Paris Agreement handicaps the United States economy in order to win praise from the very foreign capitals and global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country’s expense. They don’t put America first. I do and I always will,’ he said.
Trump also spelled out the consequences for Americans had he engaged our nation in this suicide pact. I’d like to thank President Trump for refusing to agree to a deal that is so destructive, especially since it’s not about climate or science but instead money and power.
Video of Trumps Rose Garden speech is available at the link above.