Trump made some pretty wild claims when announcing the U.S. exit from the Paris Agreement.
“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”
Pittsburgh’s votes went mostly to Hillary Clinton. She won 55.9 percent of votes in Allegheny County. Note that the Paris Agreement encompasses people from nearly 200 countries, not just the city where it was drafted.
“The bottom line is the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States.”
Other countries think U.S. involvement is extremely fair. The United States blows every other country away in terms of per capita emissions.
“This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining an economic advantage over the United States.”
Actually, the economic advantages of combating climate change are well documented. Companies like Exxon, Google, and even Tiffany & Co. asked Trump to stay in the agreement.
And, just for fun, a comment from Scott Pruitt:
“America finally has a leader who answers only to the people.”
Nearly 70 percent of Americans were on board with the Paris Agreement. Only 45 percent voted for Trump.
This story has been updated.