Trump says U.S. could stay in Paris climate accord

Lloyd Doyle
January 14, 2018

"Frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because as usual they made a bad deal", Trump said at a joint press conference in the White House after meeting Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday.

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has drawn flack for incendiary comments he made regarding immigration to the United States from what he called "shithole countries" like Haiti and those in Africa, however suggested more Asians could be allowed because it helps the U.S. economically.

Under Trump, the USA has made successive roll-backs on environmental protections, scrapping the Clean Power Plan, which sought to inch the US away from its use of coal-burning energy, and opening previously protected lands up to mineral exploration. "We could conceivably go back in", he said.

"I'm a Norwegian who enjoyed studying and working in the US". The United States also joined the non-binding agreement under President Barack Obama, but Trump said previous year he was withdrawing. At the time, he said the U.S.

Encouraged by generous government tax credits, about one-third of Norwegians drive zero-emission electric cars - many of them American-made Teslas.

President Donald Trump and Norway's prime minister are bonding over economic ties and military might as the two leaders meet for talks expected to focus on security issues and jobs.

Asked about Trump's comments, White House spokesman Raj Shah said: "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people". Seated in the Oval Office, Trump noted that Norway has been a strong consumer of US -built military equipment, including the F-35 aircraft. Yes, really. Apparently Trump was supposed to announce the sale of 52 F-35 fighter jets to Norway, but here we are.

Norway has sought to be an global leader in efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions.

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