According to a Wall Street Journal piece written by Emere Parker, President Donald Trump is going to renege on his promise to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. We must remember the POTUS’ promise to the American people made earlier in June, when he said he represents the people of Pittsburgh, not Paris, hence he’s going to pull the US from the “job killer” Paris agreement in its actual form.
Now, the Wall Street Journal claims that the Donald will break his promise and he’ll re-enter the climate deal accord. However, the POTUS has said previously that he’s open to making a new deal with regard to the Paris Climate Accord, as in he’d be ready to re-negotiate the accord in order to make it advantageous for the American worker. Yet, after President Trump met with thirty world leaders from Asia, the European Union and Canada, he said he’s more inclined to scrape the Paris Climate Accord completely.
According to Miguel Arias CAnete, the EU commissioner for Climate Action and Energy:
“The U.S. has stated they will not renegotiate the Paris accord, but they will try to review the terms on which they could engaged under this agreement.”
According to the Wall Street Journal’s source, Trump administration officials already released the plans for the United States to re-engage the deal. While conservatives praised President Trump for withdrawing from the job-killer Paris accord, liberals criticized his move for putting the world in danger and all that climate change palaver.
However, while some may claim that the POTUS is now breaking a promise whilst shunning his base, the truth is that the Donald is actually doing exactly what he promised. Let’s see President Trump’s statement from June:
“In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord,” “We will begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris Accord, or an entirely new agreement.”
Here’s the White House reaction to the WSJ piece via Sarah Sanders, Trump’s press secretary:
Our position on the Paris agreement has not changed. @POTUS has been clear, US withdrawing unless we get pro-America terms.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 16, 2017
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