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United States could 'conceivably' re-join Paris climate agreement, Trump says

14 January 2018

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE said Wednesday that he might reverse his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement on climate change.

Last June, Trump angered global businesses and politicians by announcing the United States would be leaving the worldwide climate accord, which was signed by the Obama administration and counts every nation on earth as a signatory until the U.S. formally quits the deal in 2020. It made it very hard for us to deal in terms of business.

Nevertheless, speaking to reporters yesterday, Trump suggested he would still be open to the USA being a part of the climate change accord, but emphasised that as it stands the deal remains "very unfair to the United States".

Trump said the Paris agreement was very unfair to the United States because it imposed penalties and took away many US asset values. It put great penalties on us. We "want to have clean water, clean air, but we also want businesses that can compete".

"It took away a lot of our asset values", he explained.

President Donald Trump looks to Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg as she speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington Wednesday Jan. 10 2018
United States could 'conceivably' re-join Paris climate agreement, Trump says

The US President reportedly expressed his displeasure with the influx of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries during a meeting with high-ranking senators at the White House on Thursday, adding that he wished more people from Scandinavia would leave their homeland to pursue the fabled American Dream. It hurt our businesses.

He noted that other nations - China, for instance - would have until 2030 to abide by the Paris conditions.

"I feel very strongly about the environment", he said.

"It treated the United States very unfairly", Trump said of the deal. "I'm not going to let that happen".

United States could 'conceivably' re-join Paris climate agreement, Trump says