Trump Hints White House Might Stay In UN Paris Climate Deal If Renegotiated
President Donald Trump indicated Thursday that he would be willing to stay in the Paris climate agreement if the deal is renegotiated to include more favorable terms for the U.S.
Trump promised to tear up the deal during the presidential campaign, along with several other Obama-era environmental regulations. He is now switching his tune somewhat, telling reporters that he objects to the deal’s unfairness.
“It’s not a fair situation because they are paying virtually nothing and we are paying massive amounts of money,” he said, referring to criticisms that China, India and Russia were not ponying up enough money to help poorer countries battle climate change under the deal.