Pope Francis gave Trump 2015 encyclical on climate change
By Rebecca Savransky
Pope Francis on Wednesday gave President Trump a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the environment and climate change.
Trump responded to the gifts by saying: “Well, I’ll be reading them,” according to pool reports.
The Trump administration has been pushing to roll back Obama-era regulations on the environment.
Trump on Wednesday met with Francis at the Vatican.
At the beginning of the meeting, the president said it was a “great honor” to be meeting with the pope.The meeting lasted about 30 minutes.
Trump said after its conclusion that it was a “fantastic meeting.”
Trump in March signed an executive order to start unraveling former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The plan would have closed hundreds of coal-fired power plants, frozen construction on new plants and replaced them with solar and wind farms.