Trump Announces Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

Source: Time

President Trump announced plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change Thursday, a move that will weaken a key international measure aimed at fighting global warming and isolate the U.S. on an issue of importance to allies across the globe.

In a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden, Trump argued that dumping the deal as a win for his Administration’s promise to create jobs and a rare success following through on a campaign promise.

“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris accords or really an entire new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States,” he said.

“So we are getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair,” he added.

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