SHOULD THIS BE A SURPRISE, HE CAMPAIGNED AND WON THE PRESIDENCY ON DOING SO …
As reported at The Politico, President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement. A note to the Politico news that acts like an OPED, it is not a victory for the nationalist wing of Trump’s White House, it is a victory for America and Americans. Donald Trump campaigned during the 2016 presidential election against the myths of man-made global warming and won. Trump is simply fulfilling a campaign promise to the People. As stated at Axios, pulling out of Paris is the biggest thing Trump could do to unravel Obama’s climate legacy. Aww, poor Obama won’t have a legacy … at least the United States of America will!!!
President Donald Trump is planning to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, according to a White House official, in a move that is certain to infuriate America’s allies across the globe and could destabilize the 2015 accord.
The upcoming decision is a victory for hardliners such as senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon, who argued that the deal would hobble the U.S. economy and Trump’s energy agenda, and a defeat for moderates like Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who feared that withdrawing would damage U.S. relations abroad. Trump had promised during the campaign to “cancel” the nearly 200-nation agreement, the most comprehensive climate pact ever negotiated.
Axios first reported the news that Trump would withdraw.
World leaders repeatedly pressed Trump on the issue during his recent trip to Europe, as did Pope Francis, who gave the president his papal encyclical on climate change when they met in the Vatican. Others who supported staying included Trump’s secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and major oil companies such as ExxonMobil and Shell.
But the vast campaign to persuade the U.S. to remain ultimately did not sway the president.