Crowd Boos Outside White House after Trump Announces Paris Climate Pact Withdrawal

StoryfulNewsPublished: June 2, 2017
Published: June 2, 2017

Protesters rallied outside the White House on Thursday, June 1, the day that President Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. Trump said the treaty was not actually about climate change but a “a redistribution of US wealth to other countries,” giving them an “economic advantage over the US.” Trump added that he “will begin negotiations to reenter either the Paris Accord or, really, an entirely new transaction.” French President Emmanuel Macron, along with other world leaders, responded by calling climate change “one of the major issues of our time.” The US will now Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries in the world not to have signed the Paris Agreeement

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