Trump Just Said Some Truly Crazy Things During His Paris Exit Announcement
So, the United States is out of the Paris agreement, and the world is responding in abject scary. We’ve just been going through his speech and, unsurprisingly, the President made some rather remarkable claims. Here’s a selection of the strangest, together with a smattering of corrections.
“The world went nuts when the Paris arrangement was signed. They went wild. This was because it put America at a severe economic drawback.”
This is basically a brand-new conspiracy theory. Trump used to constantly tell people that environment change was a huge Chinese-led hoax, however he dropped this claim as of late. Now, Trump’s claiming that the world desires to steal America’s cash by means of this arrangement– instead of, you know, save the world and secure their children and grandchildren.
“China can do whatever they want. They can construct coal plants, and we cannot.”
China and America can both do whatever they want. China is deciding to slowly switch out coal in favor of nuclear, solar, and wind power. America is picking to shoot itself in the foot.
“This agreement is less about the climate and more nations acquiring a monetary advantage to the United States.”
Well, paradoxically, by taking out of the pact, other countries will acquire a financial benefit. Their tidy energy markets will continue to produce brand-new jobs, increase performance, and save cash on climate modification avoidance procedures. America will foot a massive costs in contrast by attempting to resuscitate the dying coal market.
“So we’re getting out, but we’ll begin to negotiate, to see if we can make an offer that’s fair. If we can that’s terrific, if we cannot that’s fine.”
Trump here is essentially stating that it is irrelevant whether the US is in any climate change avoidance agreement or not. This is the equivalent of saying: “I’m starving. If I get food, fantastic. If not, who cares.”
“In order to fulfil my solemn duty to safeguard America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.”
By Robin Andrews