Is the Paris climate accord unfair to the U.S.? Putting Trump’s claims in context | PBS NewsHour

JUDY WOODRUFF: We return now to the president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

We want to take a closer look at some of the claims President Trump made during his remarks in the Rose Garden yesterday.

William Brangham has that.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: As president, I can put no other consideration before the well-being of American citizens.

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: In his announcement yesterday, President Trump gave several reasons why he thought the Paris accord was a bad idea.

The main points the president made was that the Paris accord is unfair to the U.S., that it would hurt American workers, and that it won’t really slow the pace of dangerous climate change.

So, let’s go through some of those claims. The first thing the president said was, we will get out of Paris, but maybe we will strike a better deal.

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