The hysterical reactions started pouring in minutes after President Trump announced his intentions to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate agreement and “put American jobs first.”
“We’re getting out, but we’ll start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair,” Trump said in a Rose Garden announcement Thursday that was hailed by most Republicans and derided by Democrats and their allies in the establishment media.
“If we can, that’s great. And if we can’t, that’s fine. This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States,” Trump said of the accord, signed last year by President Barack Obama and 195 other nations.
“The agreement is a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries,” Trump added.
Trump cited the “draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement poses on our country” and his “solemn duty to protect America and its citizens” as reasons for nixing Obama’s participation in the international accord, which was done without congressional approval.
The DNC emailed a rapid response that said: “Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement will have drastic consequences for our country and the planet. The fate of the world for future generations hangs in the balance – that’s not hyperbole. Add your name right now, and let Trump know you’ll fight back to protect our planet.”
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres released a statement blasting Trump’s decision, calling it “a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.”
Democrats such as former Secretary of State John Kerry have said climate change is as big or bigger of a threat to national security than terrorism or the Islamic State’s continued presence in the world.
Media headlines also were not bashful in bashing the president’s decision to fulfill his campaign promise of putting American interests first in any international trade and climate deals.
The Huffington Post led its page with a photo of a steaming planet with an all-caps headline “TRUMP TO PLANET: DROP DEAD” superimposed over the image.
Huffington Post quoted former President Obama, who said Trump’s choice “Means U.S. will join nations that reject the future.”
The Daily Beast chimed in with “Paris Climate Deal’s demise means Bannon wins – and the planet loses.”
The New York Times’ headline on the climate deal read like an editorial: “The U.S. Is the Biggest Carbon Polluter in History. It Just Walked Away From the Paris Climate Deal.”
Cities vow to move forward with U.N. climate agenda
Many U.S. cities are lining up with equal determination to defy the president’s decision to trash the climate treaty.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said his city would follow the climate accord’s dictates even if the federal government bowed out.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto tweeted: “As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future.”
The globalist U.N. Agenda 2030 makes a concerted effort to bypass nations and implement its climate agenda through cities. Nowhere is this effort more obvious than in the New Urban Agenda approved last year at the Habitat III Conference in Ecuador. Nations are not reliable partners, because they can vote to exit regional bodies such as the U.K. did with Brexit and they are capable of electing non-globalist leaders such as the U.S. did in Trump, but cities are almost always led by progressive mayors and city councils.
With cities eager to implement everything that comes out of the U.N., the globalists also believe they can also count on corporate America to pick up the slack left by Trump and the federal government.
Big corporations also on board with U.N. agenda
More than a dozen large corporations including oil major BP, agrochemical giant DuPont, Google, Intel and Microsoft, had urged Trump to remain in the deal.
Mark Levin, an environmental attorney who is running for Congress against Rep. Darrel Issa, tweeted:
Thanks to President Obama, over 190 nations signed the #ParisAgreement – even China. We’ve now gone from a leader to a laughingstock.
— Mike Levin (@MikeLevinCA) June 1, 2017
All this led Mark Romano, a constitutional lawyer and political analyst, to sum up the establishment’s response to Trump’s decision thusly:
Judging by the Left’s insane reaction, you can tell that something great just happened for America!
— Mark Romano (@TheMarkRomano) June 1, 2017
The U.S. stock market reacted to the news by hitting a new record high.
India’s PM calls Trump act ‘criminal’
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said any nation’s failure to act on climate change would be “morally criminal.”
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah., tweeted his support for Trump’s decision:
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) June 1, 2017
Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state and domestic policy adviser to the Trump Transition team, said:
“The president’s decision today is the fulfillment of another campaign promise to put America’s interests first. The Paris climate agreement was a bad deal negotiated by the Obama administration, which would cost American jobs and economic growth, while requiring little of the countries who are causing the most pollution. Through free market innovation, the US is already making great strides in reducing emissions, while providing affordable energy to our citizens. The last thing we need is another meaningless international agreement where the US makes all the sacrifices and carrying the cost of other nations, with little actual impact on the climate.”
Watch President Trump’s announcement that he is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate deal
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate deal:
“I applaud President Trump and his administration for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama administration’s assault on domestic energy production and jobs. President Obama made commitments in this deal based off a costly power plan that we knew at the time was on shaky legal ground. By withdrawing from this unattainable mandate, President Trump has reiterated his commitment to protecting middle class families across the country and workers throughout coal country from higher energy prices and potential job loss.
“Today’s move builds on action Congress took to rebuff then-President Obama’s regulatory rampage, which put American jobs at risk. When the previous administration signed America up for this unattainable mandate, we made it clear we would fight this unilateral action any way we could, and this day could not have happened soon enough. President Trump has once again put families and jobs ahead of left-wing ideology and should be commended for his action.”
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and a member of the House Freedom Caucus, also issued a statement:
“The Paris accord is a treaty that should have had a vote in the Senate. President Trump did the right thing by withdrawing us from an agreement that was not properly ratified. The Paris treaty would hurt American companies and American workers by depressing economic output, keep companies from creating jobs and drive millions more out of the country. To top it off, the Paris treaty would ultimately have little effect on our environment. At a time when American companies are already successfully reducing their carbon emissions, we don’t need another government regulation restricting our economy’s ability to grow.”