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Trump urged not to #ClimExit Paris agreement

Trump urged not to #ClimExit Paris agreement

While EPA head continues to say “bad deal”, the First Daughter, an Alaskan senator, and British Prime Minister trying to #Remain.

Environmental Protection Agency’s head, Scott Pruitt, indicates that President Trump will soon make a decision on whether to pull out of the global Paris Climate Agreement, using business terminology famously used by his boss.

In an interview on the FOX Business Network’s Varney & Co., the EPA administrator called the Paris Agreement “a bad deal for this country.”

“What Paris represents is an American second strategy. We already are at pre-1994 levels with respect to our CO2 footprint and when America went to Paris, Russia, China, India, all contributed zero to the climate action fund. And as far as India and China are concerned, they didn’t have to take any steps to address CO2 until year 2030. That’s a bad business deal for this country,” he said.

Pruitt said the United States has been leading the world at reducing our CO2 footprint through innovation and technology without any government mandate.

“When you look at what’s happened, you have technology and innovation, invested by the private sector, reducing our CO2 footprint. So, we need to tell our story. We don’t need to be apologetic about our position and we need to exit Paris,” he said.

However, Axios contributor Jonathon Swan is reporting that the First Daughter will shortly meet with Pruitt to try and persuade him of the merits of the international climate deal agreed to by former president Obama. She will be joined by the Alaskan Senator who once had organize a write-in campaign to save her seat after losing the 2010 Republican primary to a Tea Party challenger.

The president’s daughter, who serves as a senior White House advisor, is passionate about combating global warming and turned heads when she brought climate activist Al Gore to Trump Tower during the presidential transition.

Sources inside the White House say the president’s inclination has been to pull out, but Ivanka has set up a process to go through the decision and ensure he hears all the facts before making his decision.

White House sources say she wants the U.S. to remain in the Paris accord, but that her main objective is to ensure the president has all the information he needs to make his decision. Trump has previously promised to get the U.S. out of Obama’s Paris deal, but he’s more recently indicated that he’s listening to all perspectives. No decisions have been made, and both Jared and Ivanka want the president to have full visibility of all the downsides of exiting this international agreement.

Alaska’s Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is expected to join the 9:30am meeting on Tuesday.

In addition to a family member and a certified member of the Washington D.C. swamp lobbying Pruitt, Great Britain’s Theresa May is facing calls from Britain’s leading environment and development groups to use her influence to persuade President Trump not to #ClimExit.

In a strongly worded letter, the heads of Oxfam, the RSPB, Greenpeace, WWF, Christian Aid, Cafod and other groups have called on the prime minister to “pick up the phone” to the US president to warn him of the consequences of leaving the Paris accord, something Trump pledged to do within 100 days of coming to power, a timeline that passed last week.

While I am concerned that the triumvirate of powerful women may prove persuasive in halting this much-needed exit from international climate nonsense, I am not prepared to panic. I have observed in these past 100-plus days that gutting Obama’s America-harming programs is one of Trump’s most cherished goals.

The motivation is probably complex, but I imagine it is an amalgam of love-of-country and a complete disdain for Obama.

Neither of these factors is likely to disappear in the next week, either.

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Comments

Excuse me, but who elected Ivanka?

    Liz in reply to snopercod. | May 7, 2017 at 10:26 am

    The US did not elect Valerie Jarrett, but she was a huge influence on Obama. If Hillary had been elected, I’m sure that we would have been complaining about the influence of Bill and Chelsea as well as hordes of other people.

    It was obvious during the campaign that the Trump kids were important to him. I am surprised how fast the two sons dropped out of the news, but they had to since they are the people running the business.

      Humphrey's Executor in reply to Liz. | May 7, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Good point. I’ll accept Ivanka advising Trump over Huma advising Hillary any day.

    Olinser in reply to snopercod. | May 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Actually Ivanka is a prime demonstration of how stupid a lot of liberals are.

    She’s a card-carrying liberal. Anybody with a quarter of a functioning brain would be sucking up to her and trying to get her to move Trump towards the left.

    Instead the morons publically and personally attack her, shriek for boycotts of anything she touches, and confront and assault her in multiple public venues.

    It just boggles my mind.

      Ragspierre in reply to Olinser. | May 7, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Remember though…Collectivists are not a homogeneous mass.

      There are more cagey ones, and more stupid ones.

      Both are at work WRT Ivanka. And they tend to supplement each other.

The question is what does Oxfam, the RSPB, Greenpeace, WWF, Christian Aid, Cafod and other groups have to lose if Mann Made Global Warming ™ is no longer a priority?

It’s a word that begins with M and rhymes with “great big fat wadge of cash”!!!

johnnycab23513 | May 7, 2017 at 11:34 am

I have no problem with The President listening to all sides of an issue. That is what he is supposed to do. He considers facts, demorats consider emotions.

Close The Fed | May 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm

I wish Ivanka Trump would either read some books. I believe Mark Steyn put out a compilation of scientists’ essays on it, demolishing it.

I haven’t read it, but I read about this 20 years ago.

Will SOMEONE PLEASE explain to Ivanka that plants DIE without CO2? And that the amount of it in the atmosphere is much smaller than she understands?

Also, although I admire Elon Musk tremendously, and he usually doesn’t actually say CO2 is a problem, but skirts it as “It’s a really bad experiment to run,” I wish he’d be more honest. I’d love to own a Tesla and NOT because of CO2, but because:

1. All the maintenance headaches that would disappear like burnt valves, broken rings, broken piston rods, etc.

2. The peace and quiet of riding in it. I have tinnitus and my ’96 Jeep makes the ringing worse.

Anyway, Ivanka, PLEASE research BOTH sides before you saddle poor Americans like myself with the costs of YOUR GOOD INTENTIONS.

The road to hell…..

buckeyeminuteman | May 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Trump had better get us out of that mess. That’s what people voted for him to do.

Simply put it in front of the Senate with the $100B appropriation Obama promised.

I am concerned that the triumvirate of powerful women may prove persuasive in halting this much-needed

The guy’s been married three times. I suspect that he’s long since figured out how to handle women, “powerful” or otherwise.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 7, 2017 at 4:34 pm

President Trump I have only one thing to say about that:
ClimExit Paris agreement!

If Trump surrenders and breaks this promise it will be his “Read my lips” political disaster.

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