Update: CNN: Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate agreement – Will Announce at 3pm Thursday


By: - Climate DepotMay 31, 2017 10:04 PM

By Kevin Liptak and Dan Merica, CNN
Updated 9:20 PM ET, Wed May 31, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, two senior US officials familiar with his plans told CNN Wednesday, a major break from international partners that would isolate the United States in global efforts to curb global warming.

The decision would put the US at odds with nearly every other nation on earth. It would reflect a major reversal of the Obama administration’s efforts on climate change. And it could trigger further efforts to erode the landmark climate accord.
Trump will announce his decision in the White House Rose Garden at 3 p.m. Thursday, he tweeted. He ended his tweet with: “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
“I’m hearing from a lot of people both ways,” he said as he met with Vietnam’s prime minister in the Oval Office.