On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that he would be officially pulling the U.S. from the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
He said he would be renegotiating a better deal for the country and criticized the current agreement for stumping economic and job growth in the U.S.
“I don’t want anything to get in our way. I am fighting every day for the great people of this country,” said Trump, who also said it was his “solemn duty to protect America and her citizen.”
This was one of the several of Trump’s campaign promises focused around improving deals for the U.S.
“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh not Paris,” said Trump. “I promised I would exit or renegotiate any deal that doesn’t serve America’s interests.”
Trump tweeted last night that he would be announcing his decision on the Paris accord.
“I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3:00 P.M. The White House Rose Garden,” tweeted Trump. “Make America Great Again!”
The Paris climate deal was sign by Obama without the Senate’s stamp of approval. Almost 200 nations are involved in the deal.
Allegedly, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his daughter, Ivanka Trump, and his son-in-law Jared Kushner were in support of the U.S. remaining in the global deal.
Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk promised to quit being an advisor to the president if the U.S. was to exit the Paris agreement. He officially announced that he would be no longer an advisor following Trump’s announcement today.
“Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,” tweeted Musk.
The House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (who is arguably crazy) also condemned Trump’s decision.
“In walking away from this agreement, the president is denying scientific truths, removing safeguards that protect our health and our environment, protecting polluters and their dirty energy agenda and threatening our national and global security,” said Pelosi.
While environmentalists and Democrats reacted as if the world was ending, Sen. Ted Cruz said this was “great news” for the American workforce.
“This is great news for family budgets, which under the Obama Paris plan would have seen significant increases in costs for utilities and nearly everything powered by fossil fuels, which accounts for 82 percent of all the energy generated in the United States,” said Cruz.
Trump is slowly rectifying some of Obama’s massive mistakes.
“Mr. Obama had declined to submit the agreement to the Senate for ratification as a treaty, arguing it was a presidential accord that didn’t require approval. It would have likely been rejected had he submitted it, which would have been an embarrassing defeat,” writes The Washington Times. “The former president also failed to win passage in Congress of a greenhouse gas control scheme, forcing him to try to constrain the U.S. economy through executive branch regulations instead. Mr. Trump has already begun to unravel those regulations, making it unclear how the U.S. would achieve its Paris targets even if it did remain in the accord.”
Author’s note: This is a step in the right direction, this climate change deal only punishes the U.S. and halts growth. It was poorly negotiated and places an especially heavy burden on both the U.S. and EU, while placing less of a burden on the main polluters.
Editor’s note: The whole agenda of the climate change movement has been blame, sacrifice and punishment. Whether you believe or not, the solutions of the Paris Accord have no chance of solving anything, because they are against everyone’s short term interests. This is simple economics and human nature.
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