Trump to announce decision on Paris Accord on Thursday amid exit reports

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That reentry would depend on getting a fairer deal for American workers, he said.

"At what point does America get demeaned?" France, Italy and German indicated they were ready to do more to help in the absence of USA funds. Trump inquired during an afternoon event held in a sun-drenched Rose Garden.

"The Accord", the document went on to say, "was negotiated poorly by the Obama Administration and signed out of desperation". "We don't want other countries and other leaders to laugh at us anymore". Still, the United States remains the world's second largest emitter of carbon dioxide.

"One by one we are keeping the promises I made to the American people", Trump said.

"I was elected by voters of Pittsburgh, not Paris". The withdrawal will follow United Nations procedures and take up to four years.

Trump has not said which way he is leaning, but U.S. media have reported that a pullout was likely.

"We had a lot of work to do", Wara said. "And we will start to renegotiate and we'll see if there's a better deal. And if we can, that's great". "If we can't, that's fine", he added. Would Trump give the Paris agreement a rose?

White House aides have been divided on the question of staying or leaving the accord and had been deliberating on "caveats in the language" as late as Wednesday, one official said.

"As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord", he said in an address at the White House. The deal relies on voluntary cuts in emissions by all the member nations - almost 200 of them.

"The Paris Agreement will continue with full force of implementation even if the USA pulls out". But here are five ways that the choice today (June 1) will likely affect both the climate and the United States' global standing. "The Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States".

Trump's decision sparked an instant wave of indignation both at home and overseas, with Obama saying the move meant the USA was "joining a handful of nations that reject the future".

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Supporters of the accord called Trump's move a blow to worldwide efforts to curb the warming of the planet that threatens far-reaching consequences for this century and beyond.

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, said he would resign from White House business councils if Trump followed through.

The show-like atmosphere was fueled by the presence of a jazz band, which performed a series of numbers before Trump emerged from the Oval Office to deliver his statement.

News of Trump's expected decision drew swift reaction from the United Nations.

A wide chorus of voices are calling for Trump to recommit to the Paris agreement: Other world leaders and hundreds of scientists, of course, but also CEOs of major energy companies and other big USA corporations.

US Senator Bernie Sanders, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination previous year, said: "At this moment, when climate change is already causing devastating harm around the world, we do not have the moral right to turn our backs on efforts to preserve this planet for future generations".

"I can not, in good conscience, support a deal that punishes the United States - the world's leader in environmental protection - while imposing no meaningful obligations on the world's leading polluters", Trump said, before singling out China and India.

At a regularly scheduled news conference Thursday, Hua said: "No matter whether other countries' positions may change, we will continue to uphold" a model of sustainable development.

It's a message that may resonate with numerous white working-class and Rust Belt voters who propelled Trump to power-and one that his nationalist-populist chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, has always been pushing him to adopt. Peskov said Russian Federation has yet to see what announcement Trump makes. Following the G7 meetings in Italy last week, we saw something extraordinary: all of the G7 parties, minus the United States, publicly calling out America in the communiqué's final section about climate change.

"The nations that remain in the Paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created", he said. "Believe me, we have just begun".

But Democrats and environmental groups said Trump was risking the Earth's future.

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