Trump withdrawing US from Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump will pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, he said this afternoon.

“The United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, but begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris Accord or really an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States,” the president said in the Rose Garden. “So we are getting out, but we are starting to negotiate and we’ll see if we can make a deal that’s fair.”

All implementation of the non-binding portions of the agreement will cease to be enforced by the United States, he said.

The decision fulfills a key promise Trump made on the campaign trail and overturns a major accomplishment by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Trump’s speech in the rose garden centered on what he argued is the negative economic impact of the accord, calling it a bad deal for America.

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