Amidst pressure from world leaders and the international community, President Trump refused to make a decision as of yet on whether or not the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate agreement.
From The Daily Mail:
The president’s surprise announcement came in the form of a tweet, which he sent on Saturday morning – the final day of his first international.
‘I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!’ Trump wrote.
The president earlier declined to comment about the accord, as he refused to give into intense international pressure.
Earlier Saturday, the other six members of the G7 voted to abide by the Paris climate agreement, according to a person familiar with the talks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter before the formal announcement.
For a number of days, world leaders have been trying convince Trump to remain part of the climate agreement, first during his visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels, to his meeting today with the G7.
Earlier Saturday, the other six members of the G7 voted to abide by the Paris climate agreement, according to a person familiar with the talks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter before the formal announcement…
Under the G7 agreement, the Trump administration will be given more time to consider whether it will remain committed to the 2015 Paris deal to rein in greenhouse gas emissions.
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Backing out of the climate accord had been a central plank of Trump’s campaign and aides have been exploring whether they can adjust the framework of the deal even if they do not opt out entirely.
The Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, who chaired the meeting, applied the most public pressure for the U.S. to remain, saying that the other six members “won’t change our position on climate change one millimeter. The U.S. hasn’t decided yet. I hope they decide in the right way.”
Administration officials commented that Trump’s decision hinges on what’s best for the American people.