The president refused Saturday to join his Group of 7 (G7) counterparts in a pledge to uphold the 195-nation Paris Agreement.
Trump tweeted that he will make his decision next week, signaling that he has yet to officially make up his mind.
Pulling out of the Paris climate deal would unravel Obama-era climate change policies, and possibly the agreement itself.
Dropping the agreement would also send a message to the world that climate change is not a pressing issue for the new administration.
The climate agreement has a stifling effect on economic progress, and Donald Trump, if faced with a choice between the two, is leaning towards economic progress:
White House economic adviser Gary Cohn said earlier that if Trump is faced with a choice between growing the economy and fighting global warming, Trump will choose the economy.
“If it comes to a choice between measures to curtail global warming under the 2015 Paris climate accord and growing the U.S. economy, economic considerations would prevail,” Cohn told reporters on Air Force One Thursday…
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“His basis for decision ultimately is going to be what’s best for the United States,” Cohn said Saturday.