President Trump Withdraws from Paris Climate Accord: “Handicaps U.S. Economy”

    We’re out… President Trump pulls the trigger to end the U.S. implementation of the landmark Paris Climate Accord.

    FOX’s Jared Halpern has more from the White House:

    The President returned to a campaign theme in announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord… America First:

    (President Trump) “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”

    And holding his thumb and forefinger closely together, President Trump questioned the environmental gains of the agreement:

    (President Trump) “This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.”

    Still the President says he would consider re-entering the Paris accord, if the U.S. gets a better deal.

    Former President Obama, in a statement, expressed confidence cities, states and businesses will now step up to protect the planet.

    At the White House, Jared Halpern, FOX News.