U.S. exits climate deal, Trump says he 'represents Pittsburgh not Paris'
Trump, who has dismissed climate change as a hoax, made the announcement that he will start the process of removing the U.S. from the international climate accord to limit the increase in average global temperature to below 2°C.
“The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Thank you, but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers — so we’re getting out,” he said in the White House Rose Garden at 3 p.m.
Trump claimed the Paris Agreement has turned the U.S. into a laughingstock. He said leaders of other countries won’t laugh at America anymore.
“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh not Paris,” he said. ■