January 23, 2019

Trump Suggests US "Could Conceivably Go Back" To Paris Agreement

14 January 2018, 05:57 | Devin Moran

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"The Paris Agreement as drawn and as we signed was very unfair to the United States".

"Frankly, it is 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", he told a news conference.

"One of the great assets of Norway is a thing called water", Mr Trump said.

Trump's words may mean that his position was actually unchanged from a year ago.

"So we could conceivably go back in", Trump said, without expanding on what would have to happen or change.

President Donald Trump held a press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House - and well, it was as weird as one would expect given the commander-in-chief's lack of knowledge about the most basic things. But we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair.

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the USA could "conceivably" return to the landmark Paris climate agreement but did not indicate any move in that direction.

For instance, the president doesn't even know the country produces hydroelectric power to meet its energy requirement or there is no such thing as an F-52 aircraft, both of the things he confidently mentioned during the presser.

Trump justified his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate accord, saying there was a "tremendous" penalty for using the country's rich in gas and coal and oil and that hurt American businesses.

"So we could conceivably go back in.Mr Trump stressed his administration's commitment to environmental issues, "clean water, clean air", but added "we also want businesses that can compete".

It aims to keep the increase in average global temperature at below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Seated in the Oval Office, Trump notes that Norway has been a strong consumer of USA -built military equipment, including the F-35 aircraft.

The treaty included promises made by the U.S. - by Trump's predecessor Obama - but there will be no legal consequences if they are not kept.

On the third meeting, Solberg met Trump discuss foreign policies in the Whitehouse.

Donald Trump also seems to believe that the United States is "very strong on the environment" and that the country's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is out to protect the environment.

She did note that green policies can lead to business opportunities, and noted that the U.S. company Tesla was selling many electric cars in Norway.

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