Trump Rakes ‘Horrible, Horrible, Destructive’ Paris Accords
Nov. 13, 2019 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump, addressing the Economic Club of New York yesterday, explained his decisions to not sign the 2015 Paris Climate Accords, and to repeal the Obama-era “Clean Waters of the United States” rule, as measures not in the interest of the American people.
The President told New York’s financial elite:
“We stopped the radical crusade to dismantle U.S. energy production and empower rogue regimes. We withdrew from the one-sided, horrible, horrible, economically unfair, ‘close your businesses down within three years,’ ‘don’t frack, don’t drill, we don’t want any energy’—the horrible Paris Climate Accord that killed American jobs and shielded foreign polluters. It was a disaster for this country. Ask them, ‘How are they doing in Paris with your Paris Accord?’ Not too good.
“And I will tell you, when I signed—that was another one—Clean Waters of the United States—well, the Paris Accord, too—and I said, ‘This is going to take guts.’ I just closed my eyes and I signed it. (Laughter.) I got one day of a big hit from some of the radical-left newspapers. And then after that, everybody thanks me. They thank me so profusely. You’re talking about trillions and trillions of dollars of destruction would have been done to our country with the Paris Climate Accord.”