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Donald Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris Agreement climate deal

Donald Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris Agreement climate deal

The comments from Mattis came after Trump was under intense pressure during meetings with world leaders in Brussels and Italy last week. Pruitt has been a vocal proponent of withdrawing from the accord.

Sarah Ladislaw, who heads the energy and national program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said any diplomatic blowback to the USA for withdrawing from Paris wouldn't manifest itself in a "one-for-one trade off".

White House Director of Strategic Communications Hope Hicks answered a question regarding Trump's decision with, "I think his tweet was clear".

If Trump bails on the agreement, which has been signed by 195 countries, he will do so over the objections of hundreds of major USA businesses.

"Here we have a situation of six against one, meaning there is still no sign of whether the USA will remain in the Paris accord or not", she added. In the days since, he has lashed out at leaders who expressed disappointment in their climate conversations with him in Sicily.

Though the president has yet to make a final decision, his chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, indicated Friday that the president was growing more attuned to the European stance on the issue.

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Trump is expected to make an announcement on it this week.

But according to the Axios news agency, which cites three sources close to the talk, the President's mind is already made up. Trump's cabinet itself is said to be divided on the issue, but the President is a known skeptic of global warming data and is beholden to America's coal country and blue collar workers for his electoral college win.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came out of the G7 summit Saturday calling it a success, even though the United States did not commit to the Paris climate accord.

"The United States is evaluating its policy with regard to the climate, so the six other G7 countries will reaffirm their commitment (to the Paris accord) while taking note" of the USA position, a senior official told reporters.

The Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, estimates that unchecked climate change could cost the US economy nearly $2 trillion per year in current dollars by 2100. President Donald Trump, however, took to Twitter to say that he would issue a final decision on the 195-nation accord next week.

The French official described an amiable rapport that the two leaders have swiftly struck.

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Two-way trade has more than tripled over the past decade to over 17 billion euros ($19 billion), of which German exports make up nearly 10 billion euros.

"A lot of people in my country are against this agreement", Trump told Macron during their lunch, according to this person.

Trump's unwillingness to pledge support for the climate deal upset certain European partners, specifically Germany's Chanellor Angela Merkel.

Mr Trump, who has called climate change "a hoax" on occasion, has reportedly indicated this is still his position to key members of his inner circle.

The Paris agreement is broader than any previous climate deal.

Later, during a campaign stop, Merkel escalated her barbs against Trump, suggesting the USA was no longer a reliable ally for Germany.

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He could face trial in the USA for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents. Both U.S. and British officials have declined to comment on whether there is a warrant for Assange's arrest.


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