Once more, the US President Donald Trump named India and China to defend his policy on climate change and repeated that these countries and some others aided the most from the Paris agreement whereas America didn’t get any benefit. In his address to the Conservation Political Action Committee, Trump said, “We knocked out the Paris Climate Accord. It would have been a disaster. Would have been disaster for our country.”
Trump was citing to his last year decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Donald Trump had announced in June last year to take out the US from the Paris Agreement on climate changes and renegotiate the deal that was agreed upon by more than 190 countries during the past Obama administration. Disagreeing that countries like India and China are advancing the most from the Paris agreement, Trump said that the pact on climate change was partial to the US, as it severely hit its jobs and businesses. “You know, basically, it said, “You have a lot of oil and gas that we found” — you know, technology has been amazing. And we found things that we never knew. But we have massive — just about the top in the world — we have massive energy reserves. We have coal. We have so much,” Trump said while defending his decision.
“And basically, they were saying, “Don’t use it. You can’t use it. So what it does is it makes us uncompetitive with other countries. It’s not going to happen, I told them. It’s not going to happen. And China — their agreement didn’t kick in until 2030. Right? Our agreement kicks in immediately. Russia — they’re allowed to go back into the 1990s, which was not a clean environmental time,” Trump added. While mentioning on India and other countries, Trump said, “Other countries, big countries — India and others — we had to pay, because they considered them a growing country.” “They were a growing country. I said, What are we? Are we allowed to grow, too? Ok? No, Are we allowed to grow? They called India a developing nation. They call China a developing nation. But the United States? We’re developed. We can pay,” Trump said.
President Trump asked if people understood about the Paris Agreement and said that his nation is in favor of his decision. “Because it sounds so good. It’s like some of the environmental regulations that I cut. They have the most beautiful titles. And sometimes, I’d say, “Look, I’m just going to close my eyes and sign this, because you know what? I’m going to get killed on this one. And I get so much thanks. The country knows what I’m doing,” the US President added. Trump said that “We couldn’t build. We couldn’t farm. If you had a puddle on your land, they called it a lake for the purposes of environmental. I mean, it’s crazy. It’s crazy”.