President Donald Trump has said he believes climate change “goes both ways” following a 90-minute discussion with environmentalist Prince Charles.
“I believe that there’s a change in weather and I think it changes both ways,” Mr Trump told Piers Morgan in an interview that aired on Wednesday.
Mr Trump said he shared the prince’s desire for a “good climate” but blamed other nations for increasing pollution.
He has rolled back many US climate laws despite warnings from his own agencies.
Mr Trump said his meeting with Prince Charles was meant to last only 15 minutes.
“He did most of the talking, and he was really into climate change and I think that’s great,” Mr Trump said of Prince Charles on the ITV programme Good Morning Britain.
“He wants to make sure future generations have climate that is good climate as opposed to a disaster and I agree.”
But Mr Trump once again placed the blame on other countries, namely China, India and Russia, for worsening air and water quality while claiming the US has one of “the cleanest climates there are”.