Trump’s speech withdrawing the US from the Paris climate was humiliating because it was total gibberish that revealed that the President Of The United States has no clue what Paris Climate Accord is or what it does and doesn’t do.
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Trump said, “In order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord but begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers. Weâ€™re getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal thatâ€™s fair. If we can, thatâ€™s great. If we canâ€™t, thatâ€™s fine.”
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The President also claimed to be bringing an economy back that had record setting job growth before he took office, “The economy is starting to come back and very, very rapidly. We’ve added $3.3 trillion in stock market value to our economy, and more than a million private sector jobs.”
The topper was this incoherent stretch of gibberish, where the President seems to think that the global economy is stuck in the early 20th Century:
China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants. So, we can’t build the plants, but they can, according to this agreement. India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020. Think of it. India can double their coal production. We’re supposed to get rid of ours. Even Europe is allowed to continue construction of coal plants.
In short, the agreement doesn’t eliminate coal jobs. It just transfers those jobs out of America and the United States and ships them to foreign countries. This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.
China is investing $360 billion and creating 13 million new jobs by 2020 in clean energy. China also installs an average of one wind turbine every hour of every single day. Meanwhile, Trump is worried about coal jobs that employ 65,000 people in the US.
What Trump said isn’t logical. It isn’t even a policy position. Trump’s speech revealed that he has no understanding of the Paris climate agreement.
Donald Trump’s ignorance is giving Russia exactly what it always wanted. With each stupid and uninformed decision that Trump makes, he is destroying American global leadership and weakening the United States as a world power.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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