Donald Trump Announces US Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord: Highlights

I am willing to work on a new deal or to re-enter the deal on terms that are fair, said Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump Announces US Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord: Highlights

Trump had promised to withdraw from Paris climate accord during his presidential campaign in 2016.


Washington:  US President Donald Trump announces United States of America's withdrawal from the 196-party Paris accord on curbing climate emissions in a televised address from the White House Rose Garden in Washington. Trump had promised to pull out of the deal during his presidential campaign in 2016. Only two other nations are not a part of the landmark climate change: Nicaragua and Syria. Ahead of the address, Tesla founder Elon Musk had declared that he would leave White House-backed business councils if Trump pulls out.

Here are the highlights of Donald Trump's address:
 
  • We are closely monitoring the situation in Manila. It is really very sad what is going around the world with regards to terror.
  • At G7, we asked for fair trade and we asked for peace in middle east.
  • My trip at G7 was very successful believe me. It created hundreds of thousands of jobs.
  • One by one, I'm keeping the promises made to American people during my campaign.
  • The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
  • But begins agreements to re-enter on terms that are fair to the US business, workers, people.
  • If we can make a deal that's great, if we can't, that's fine.
  • The Paris climate agreement was the latest example of White House putting other countries' interests ahead of America's.
  • US will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord.
  • As someone who cares deeply about environment, I cannot support a deal that punishes the US.
  • India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid.
  • China will be allowed to many coal plants, India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020. In short, the agreement transfers coal jobs out of US.
  • The deal puts America at an economic disadvantage.
  • We would find it very difficult to compete.
  • We have abundant energy reserves but this deal puts it under lock and key.
  • I am willing to work with Democrat leaders to work on a new deal or to re-enter the deal on terms that are fair.
  • The Paris deal hamstrings the US while empowering some of the world's highest polluting countries.
  • Foreign lobbyists and activists don't put America first. I do and I always will.
  • At what point do they start laughing at us as a country? We want fair treatment.
  • I was elected to lead the citizens of Pittsburgh not Paris.
  • America is $20 trillion in debt, yet under the Paris accord billions of dollars that should be invested here, will go to countries that have taken our jobs.
  • Our withdrawal is a signal of America's sovereignty.
  • Our Constitution is unique among all the nations of the world, and it is my highest obligation to protect it.

     

 


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