Trump says USA could 'go back in' to Paris climate agreement

Mae Love
January 14, 2018

Taking a break from flirting with nuclear war on Twitter and slagging off the author of his latest biography, Donald Trump held a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg yesterday.

Norway's prime minister told U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday that her country remains committed to the Paris climate agreement, making the business case of the "green economy" to the real estate developer-turned president.

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But earlier, while speaking about USA energy dominance over Russian Federation, he also derided his former rival, Hillary Clinton, for her energy policies.

"We could conceivably go back in", Trump reiterated.

The U.S. pledged to reduce its carbon emissions between 26 and 28 percent by 2025 under the agreement, and Trump has consistently said it is a "bad deal" for Washington.

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"I'm a Norwegian who enjoyed studying and working in the US".

Trump said he was pulling the USA out of the Paris Agreement past year, shortly after assuming the presidency.

Trump's meeting with Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House is the first foreign leader visit with the president in 2018.

For comparison, the U.S.is 10th in the Human Development Index, has an average annual salary of $52,543 and ranks 45 in the Global Gender Gap Report, according to information compiled by the Sentinel. Seated in the Oval Office, Trump notes that Norway has been a strong consumer of USA -built military equipment, including the F-35 aircraft.

Solberg said the USA was Norway's "closest ally inside NATO" and noted her country's investments in the US, which she said supported 470,000 U.S.jobs.

Norway has sought to be an worldwide leader in efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions.

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