Trump Tweets Decision On Paris Climate Accord "In Next Few Days" As EU, China Plan Joint Statement

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Update: Officials have confirmed that Europe and China plan a joint statement on the Paris Climate Accord and President Trump has confirmed he will make a decision over the next few days...

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As we detailed earlier, in yet another blow to President Obama's utopian legacy, Axios is reporting that two sources with direct knowledge of the decision confirm President Trump has made his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

Having tweeted last week - after upsetting Merkel et al. at the G7...

It appears Trump has made his decision. Axios notes that details on how the withdrawal will be executed are being worked out by a small team including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. They're deciding on whether to initiate a full, formal withdrawal — which could take 3 years — or exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty, which would be faster but more extreme.

Trump's decision reportedly follows a letter from 22 Republican Senators (including Mitch McConnell) that called for a clean exit had reinforced Trump's instincts to withdraw, and the president had been telling confidants over the past week that he was going to pull out.

"Because of existing provisions within the Clean Air Act and others embedded in the Paris Agreement, remaining in it would subject the United States to significant litigation risk that could upend your Administration's ability to fulfill its goal of rescinding the Clean Power Plan. Accordingly, we strongly encourage you to make a clean break from the Paris Agreement."

Trump joins Nicaragua and Syria as the 3 nations that are not supportive of the climate accord, and as Axios concludes, pulling out of Paris is the biggest thing Trump could do to unravel Obama's climate legacy. It sends a combative signal to the rest of the world that America doesn't prioritize climate change and threatens to unravel the ambition of the entire deal.

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lester1's picture

Trump is awesome !

Looney's picture

 

Now, I gotta find me a baby-seal to club for breakfast.  ;-)

Looney

NoDebt's picture

Is Europe going to threaten us with becoming more self-reliant again?  

 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

They might *GASP* God forbid, spend their own money on defense.  Oh the humanity, what ever shall Rainbowland-Utopiaville do?  Spending money on icky things like tanks, bullets and bombs, instead of importing millions of worthless animals from the third world? 

Killtruck's picture

"Paris can suck my covfefe!" ~President D. Trump.

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

"In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill. In their totality and their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which must be confronted by everyone together. But in designating these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we have already warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself." <<Aurelio Peccei,Club of Rome:  The First Global Revolution>> 1991

Manthong's picture

 

Yay!

wildbad's picture

yes. this goes in the sovereign WIN column.

take that Juncker, Merkel, Soros, Gore

Chuck Norris's picture

Huh huh.... Pulled out.... huh huh

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Can you believe that some scientists are now claiming that plant growth is increasing because of increased CO2 pollution?? If this was true, or significant, it would have been reported by the accredited media, but it wasn’t, so what does that tell you!

 

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xtndmedia's picture

The globalist won't like it.

And by globalists I mean tribalists

Jews, Multiculturalism, and the War on Free Speech

philipat's picture

"It sends a combative signal to the rest of the world that America doesn't prioritize climate change and threatens to unravel the ambition of the entire deal."

I take issue with that. In fact, it should signal that the whole "Global warming-now changed to Climate change because global temperatures have been declining over the last 20 years when the real data is used" issue is a completely bogus issue designed by the Globalists to transfer even more wealth to them. Good on you Trump!!

gladih8r's picture

Please tell me that Trump's decision will include the "F" word and mention someone's horse.

The snow flakes will spontaneously combust with rage and we will all live in peace and harmony for decades to come.

eforce's picture

Climate Change™ gave China an edge in industry, when that is taken away all the underlying economic problems will come to fruition forcing China towards democracy, like the Protocols said, all must vote before there can be world government.

Cruel Joke's picture

The global temperature has been flat/unchanged since 1998, so what gives? It might drop or increase in a few years - independent of carbon dioxide PPMs in the atmosphere.

Climochondria is a form of mental illness. 

jcaz's picture

Trump says he's not going to waste his time with this circle jerk- 

This is the most Presidential thing I've seen in 8+ yrs.

Nice to see a leader instead of a suck-ass follower.......

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

THANK YOU!!!

 

Boy.......the cult members are gonna be pissed!

SoDamnMad's picture

Maybe cut the Dept of Energy's budget and fund thorium reactor study instead of those "bird frying" solar concentrators in the middle of the desert.

pilager's picture

Drain the swamp! It's big, wide and deep. 

 

Keep leading T. 

New_Meat's picture

"Ya kids, outta' das basement. Schnell!!"

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Full and formal withdrawal takes three years, or withdrawal from underlying UN entanglement that can be done faster?

Based on those facts alone, that's not a tough decision.

HRClinton's picture

NoDebt: "Is Europe going to threaten us with becoming more self-reliant again?"

Yes, and COVFEFE in every cup of Euroccino.

HRClinton's picture

NoDebt: "Is Europe going to threaten us with becoming more self-reliant again?"

Yes, and "COVFEFE in every cup of Euroccino."

wherewasi's picture

"...  with a lead-filled sbowshoe."

HippieHaulers's picture

Nanook a no no!

Don't be a naughty Eskimo! 

Fiscal.Enema's picture

Club a seal? How about Kathy Griffin ???

gladih8r's picture

She is more of a gasket.  An ass-gasket....the kind you use on a public toilet seat.

AlexCharting's picture

The meltdown on huffpo comment sections will be AMAZING!!! :D

Mareka's picture

TRUMPNATO, Coming soon to a theater of war near you

HardAssets's picture

Trump has done a lot of back pedaling that I don't like, but dumping TPP and this b.s. 'climate' accord are definitely big pluses in his favor.

Von Berger's picture

VUNERBAR......... MAGA.

loves the truth's picture

This looks like that Trump will pull out right??? I have a bad feeling he will not... Yes screw america again...  How can he fight the Insane Deep State JEWS?

Bill of Rights's picture

WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Troy Ounce's picture

 

 

Climate schmange: the narrative of fear and control invented by globalists and parroted by their pet msm.

Richard Chesler's picture

"It sends a combative signal to the rest of the world that America doesn't prioritize climate change fraud"

FIFYMF

HardAssets's picture

Been trying to deprogram a 20-something relative who's in 'Environmental Studies' at a U.S. college. It's tough to do. Young idealists don't get the advice "Follow the money." They actually think the fraudsters make this stuff up 'to help people'.

sleigher's picture

Everyone that argues with me about climate change, I tell them, when Al Gore starts flying commercial, I will support global warming initiatives.

boattrash's picture

+1000 Trump! if you pull all of the $$$ too...

medium giraffe's picture

He made the same decision as those evil Syrians???!!! OMFGCNNMSNBCKGB!!!!!! 

DogeCoin's picture

De-fund the UN please.

youarelost's picture

close the UN and kick them all out of the country

gespiri's picture

Aye, aye.  Another useless institution that is obsolete and needs to be eliminated (along with the EU).

shovelhead's picture

Germany would take those refugees and support them.

me123me's picture

Thats my boy!!  Enough with these left wing con jobs. 

syzygysus's picture

Hmmm, Ivanka and Jared didn't get their way?  New York Liberals love them some Paris Accord.

 

I'll believe it when Trump says it.

Gig 61's picture

Good,now pull out of NATO so those whiney Europeans can protect themselves against the Russian bear. And while your at it pull out of the UN. Let them pay for their own hookers from now on.