June 02, 2017

President Trump: US to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord

By Loren DeJonge Schulman

Source: KCRW

Journalist(s) Josh Barro

President Trump has announced the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Rich Lowry says the accord is a big nothing-burger, with the Left saying it's voluntary so why get out and the Right saying it's worthless. Gene Sperling says the accord was an example of US leadership. "If I told you that Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney and the CEO's of Walmart, Target, Goldman Sachs and Exxon all agree on something, you'd probably say you've reached some kind of universal truth." Loren DeJonge Schulman says the decision shows a lot about President Trump's decision-making process -- there were no scientists in the room. More information about links between Russia and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner are uncovered. "Maybe there's no fire but we're all going to choke and die from the smoke," says Josh Barro. 

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  • Loren DeJonge Schulman

    Deputy Director of Studies

    Loren DeJonge Schulman is the Deputy Director of Studies and the Leon E. Panetta Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Her research interests include nation...