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The Latest: France, Germany, Italy: Pact can't be revisited

Associated Press

President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) says she regrets President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (ZIN'-kee) is applauding President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.


Business leaders bash Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Los Angeles Times

President Trump stands next to the podium after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday in the Rose Garden of the White House. President Trump stands next to the podium after speaking about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday in the Rose Garden of the White House. Corporate executives generally shy away from addressing hot-button political issues for fear of alienating customers. But after President Trump announced Thursday that he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate change accord, a who's who of Fortune Magazine cover models took to social media to criticize the decision. Here are the reactions of some of the nation's most prominent business leaders: 'Climate change is an urgent issue' Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corp., said in a lengthy statement Thursday that the technology giant was "disappointed" with Trump's decision.


Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate change accord splits Congress -- and serves up a campaign issue

Los Angeles Times

Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris climate change accord President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate change accord splits Congress -- and serves up a campaign issue Energy issues often create rare bipartisan alliances on Capitol Hill, but reaction to President Trump's decision Thursday to withdraw from the Paris climate change accord broke swiftly along partisan lines and ensured campaign battles to come. Republicans are gambling that sticking with Trump will appeal to voters who hope for a resurgence of coal and oil industry jobs, as well as the GOP's traditional deep-pocketed allies, including the billionaire Koch brothers' network, who have railed against former President Obama's signature environmental accomplishment. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky applauded Trump "for dealing yet another significant blow to the Obama administration's assault on domestic energy production and jobs." "President Trump is right to withdraw from this bad deal," said Nathan Nascimento, a vice president at Freedom Partners, a Koch-backed pro-business group. But Democrats lambasted the withdrawal as a retreat from the world stage that will have reverberations in economic and foreign policy beyond the immediate climate change debate.


Nikki Haley says Trump has accepted that the climate is changing and pollutants are partly to blame

Los Angeles Times

Trump pulls U.S. out of Paris climate change accord President Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate change accord Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests Michael Flynn and Trump's personal lawyer are among seven subpoenaed in Russia investigation Why Trump might be too optimistic about China's'handling' of North Korea's missile tests When President Trump announced Thursday that he was withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, he never said whether he believed in the science of global warming or if he still considers it a hoax, as he has said in the past. At least one of his aides, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, insists that Trump has accepted that the climate is changing and carbon emissions are partly to blame. "President Trump believes the climate is changing," she said on CNN's "State of the Union," which airs Sunday. "And he does know that pollutants are a part of that equation." The Paris agreement sets nonbinding targets for greenhouse gas emissions for the 194 countries that signed it.


Trump shares positive feedback on Paris climate accord withdrawal

Los Angeles Times

His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up -- or down -- and galvanize the American public. We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he's commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time.