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U.S. exits climate deal, Trump says he 'represents Pittsburgh not Paris'

Staff Writer | June 1, 2017
President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change Thursday afternoon.
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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.


 

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