Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

TOTAL BETRAYAL: Donald Trump Reportedly Caves On Paris Climate Deal

TOTAL BETRAYAL: Donald Trump Reportedly Caves On Paris Climate Deal

These sycophants now officially have egg on their faces, as the Wall Street Journal reported today that Trump is reneging on his pledge to remove America from the Paris Climate accords that would destroy national sovereignty while restricting economic growth.

The U.S. government has not changed its position on withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the White House said on Saturday. "As the President has made abundantly clear, the United States is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms more favorable to our country". These include carbon dioxide generated from burning of fossil fuels that scientists blame for a warming planet, sea level rise, droughts and more frequent violent storms.

The White House immediately disavowed on Saturday a Wall Street Journal report suggesting the Trump administration is reversing its stated intention of abandoning the Paris climate accord.

"We're getting out", Trump said at the time.

In June, President Donald Trump pulled the USA out of the climate accord, saying the agreement imposes energy restrictions that would "punish" the US and reversing a major initiative of his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

Officials from Canada, China and the European Union have been accelerating their efforts to minimize the fallout from a potential USA withdrawal from the Paris agreement.

Still, Washington's move may prove a Pyrrhic victory for Paris Agreement champions.

If true, this would mark yet another reversal of a Trump campaign promise, one of the most controversial.

"We continue to make the case that, like the United States, we want to create jobs, we want to create economic growth and there's a $30-trillion opportunity when it comes to clean growth and climate action", she said.

"It's truly said to see all the fairweather friends turning on Trump", Baked Alaska said on Twitter.

Like this: