BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) cast President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement as the president telling the Earth to “drop dead.”
Schumer posted a mock newspaper page on Twitter that said “Trump to Earth: Drop Dead,” shortly after Trump’s formal announcement. The mockup also featured the headlines: “U.S. No Longer a Leader,” “Even Big CEOs Blast Trump” and “Global Temperatures Continue Rising.”
Schumer said in a formal statement that Trump’s decision is a “devastating failure of historic proportions.”
“Pulling out of the Paris agreement doesn’t put America first, it puts America last in recognizing science, in being a world leader and protecting our shore line, our economy and our planet,” he said.