President Donald Trump has just made a decision that’s likely to burn the backsides of the left. Literally. He’s pulling out of the Paris global warming deal, and without apologies, will begin the process immediately.
According to the news website Axios, two sources close to the Trump Administration said the president has already started consulting on the exit process with senior officials. This is already upsetting leftists everywhere. Their savior, and Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama tried to make climate change a priority. Obama’s administration was extremely concerned about making taxpayers cover the cost of global warming all in the name of climate change. But that all seems to be coming to an end now and the left isn’t only upset about the cost savings.
Liberals are afraid that pulling out of this deal risks undermining the ambitions of the agreement, which was signed by 195 other countries including Britain. A letter from 22 Republican senators urging President Trump to withdraw played a major role in the decision, according to Axios. There has even been some speculation that pressure from Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, to stick with the agreement delayed his decision to withdraw. The New York Times reported this week that advisers were in a “tug of war” trying to influence Trump on the decision about the Paris agreement.
Pulling out of Paris is the biggest thing Trump could do to unravel Obama’s ridiculous and economically damaging climate legacy. It sends a signal to the rest of the world that America doesn’t prioritize a global agenda. Instead, the country will take actions on their own, or not at all, based on their needs, which is also something the left seems increasingly afraid of.
Details on how the withdrawal will be executed are being worked out by a small team which includes the EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The team is now deciding on whether to initiate a full, formal withdrawal, which could take 3 years or to simply exit the underlying United Nations climate change treaty, which would be faster. The UN doesn’t like Trump’s decision to balk at their power either, and they have warned the president that his actions could “leave the US behind.”
Donald Trump has long been skeptical of the liberal battle cry of global warming. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declined Tuesday to say if Trump believes in “man-made” climate change, stating they had never talked about the subject. However, a tweet from Trump in 2012 may provide us with more insight into the president’s decision. Trump then claimed climate change was a big hoax “created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
He also tweeted in 2014 that the “very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop.”
This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2014
Putting the humor aside, it’s no secret that climate change regulations and taxes strangle the economy and businesses. Hopefully, this is the reason Trump has decided to pull out of this deal. Or perhaps he’d like to give America a little bit of her sovereignty back. Either way, it was a good decision. Now let’s pull out of the UN entirely.