US could "go back in" Paris Agreement

Sergio Conner
January 14, 2018

Trump seems to have advocated both agreement and disagreement with the Agreement within 15 words, while solidifying for all of us that he really doesn't understand the agreement. Erna Solberg, Norway Prime Minister had a meeting with The United State President Donald Trump.

But in the press briefing on January 10, asked by a reporter what it would take for the U.S.to reconsider its withdrawal from the Paris agreement, Trump said: "It treated the United States very unfairly and frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed because as usual, they made a bad deal".

Former President Barack Obama signed the agreement in 2016 with 195 other nations, which all voluntarily agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change.

"I will say that the Paris Agreement, as drawn and as we signed, was very unfair to the United States". Seated in the Oval Office, Trump noted that Norway has been a strong consumer of USA -built military equipment, including the F-35 aircraft. "We make the greatest military equipment in the world and you buy a lot of it. I'm not going to let that happen", he added.

"We are not going to let that happen. It took away a lot of our asset values", Trump said.

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Trump claimed that the Paris agreement was very unfair to the United States because it imposed penalties and took away many U.S. asset values.

Trump also suggested that America's target set in the NDC by 2025 put it at a disadvantage and would force businesses to close. Whereas as an example China, by 2030, they dont kick in until 2030.

"Norway is a great customer, and a great ally and a great friend", Trump says.

"Norway is combating climate change".

He had also said that the United States could stay in if the treaty was renegotiated, something which the European Union and other nations quickly ruled out would ever happen. "In fact, most of your energy-your electricity-is produced by hydro", he told Solberg. French President Emmanuel Macron in December past year said he was hopeful the U.S. would return to the accord.Commenting on the treaty, Trump said the accord would have taken away the US' "competitive edge".

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