WSJ Says Trump Has Changed His Mind About Leaving the Paris Agreement


The United States' stance on the global Paris climate accord was thrown into confusion on Saturday, after a top European Union official said the Trump administration would not withdraw from the agreement - a claim on which the White House has since pushed back.

The Journal quoted European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete as saying top Trump officials stated that the US will not renegotiate the Paris accord, and will review the terms of how the USA can engage in the existing agreement.

President Donald Trump in early June said the United States would exit the accord because other countries were, "gaining a financial advantage over the United States". According to the Wall Street Journal, the answer might be yes.

"There has been no change in the United States' position on the Paris agreement..."

While the Trump administration officially announced in August that it plans to pull out of the agreement, there are representatives from the the meeting in Montreal this weekend.

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President Donald Trump's alleged decision to shift course came during a meeting of more than 30 ministers from Canada, China and the European Union in Montreal.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Trump administration has told European officials that it won't leave the Paris agreement.

But Trump argued the deal was bad for USA businesses and that it made Washington foot too much of the bill.

If true, this would mark yet another reversal of a Trump campaign promise, one of the most controversial.

"It's truly said to see all the fairweather friends turning on Trump", Baked Alaska said on Twitter. This can be interpreted as nothing but a knife in the back to all of the people who sacrificed their blood, sweat and tears to put Trump in the White House.