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USA: Exit from Paris 'doesn't mean disengagement' - White House01:50

USA: Exit from Paris 'doesn't mean disengagement' - White House

United States, Washington DC
June 2, 2017 at 21:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary (English): "I have not had the opportunity to have this discussion." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*

US Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt stated that the exit from the Paris Agreement "does not mean disengagement" from the deal, at a press briefing, in Washington DC, Friday.

Pruitt argued the Paris Agreement put the US "at an economic disadvantage"; however, noting US President Donald Trump's readiness to "either re-enter Paris or engage in a discussion around a new deal."

Commenting on his own stance on climate change, Pruitt noted, "People have called me a climate skeptic or a climate denier. I don't know what it means to deny the climate. I would say that they are climate exaggerators."

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer who also participated at the press briefing said, "I have not had the opportunity to have this discussion," when answering a journalist question on Trump's stance on climate change, despite Trump's announcement on Thursday that the US would pull out from the Paris agreement.

Spicer reiterated Trump's earlier statement, saying, "The president has made it clear since day one that his job is to protect the interests of this country and our citizens. As he said yesterday, he was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris."

On Thursday, Trump announced that the country would withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate accord is said to have been influenced by a letter signed by 22 Republican US senators who sent a two-page letter last week urging him to hold to his campaign pledge and pull out.

The Paris Agreement is the first legally-binding global deal aimed at reducing climate emissions in the fight against climate change. Together the US and China represent almost 40 percent of all global emissions. In 2013 Trump tweeted that global warming was "a total and very expensive hoax."

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Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary (English): "I have not had the opportunity to have this discussion." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*

US Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt stated that the exit from the Paris Agreement "does not mean disengagement" from the deal, at a press briefing, in Washington DC, Friday.

Pruitt argued the Paris Agreement put the US "at an economic disadvantage"; however, noting US President Donald Trump's readiness to "either re-enter Paris or engage in a discussion around a new deal."

Commenting on his own stance on climate change, Pruitt noted, "People have called me a climate skeptic or a climate denier. I don't know what it means to deny the climate. I would say that they are climate exaggerators."

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer who also participated at the press briefing said, "I have not had the opportunity to have this discussion," when answering a journalist question on Trump's stance on climate change, despite Trump's announcement on Thursday that the US would pull out from the Paris agreement.

Spicer reiterated Trump's earlier statement, saying, "The president has made it clear since day one that his job is to protect the interests of this country and our citizens. As he said yesterday, he was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris."

On Thursday, Trump announced that the country would withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate accord is said to have been influenced by a letter signed by 22 Republican US senators who sent a two-page letter last week urging him to hold to his campaign pledge and pull out.

The Paris Agreement is the first legally-binding global deal aimed at reducing climate emissions in the fight against climate change. Together the US and China represent almost 40 percent of all global emissions. In 2013 Trump tweeted that global warming was "a total and very expensive hoax."

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