- US President Donald Trump says that India, China and Russia don’t take care of their air but America does.
- He made his address on Wednesday and touted his administration’s energy policies.
- The Trump administration had withdrawn from the Paris climate accord.
US President Donald Trump has alleged that India, China and Russia do not take care of their air, but the US does. This followed after the president announced that he had withdrawn from the Paris Agreement. He called it a “one-sided, energy destroying” pact to fight climate change. Trump also stated that the agreement made US a “non-competitive nation.”
Trump delivered his address on energy and the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas on Wednesday. He touted his administration’s energy policies ahead of the November Elections.
“They want us to take care of our air, but China doesn’t take care of its air,” he said in his remark. “In all fairness, India doesn’t take care of its air. Russia doesn’t take care of its air. But we do.”
He claimed that “the Washington radical-left, crazy Democrats” would send American jobs, factories and industries to China and other foreign polluting countries. “Not on my watch, it’s not going to happen – I can tell you that,” Trump said. “Because as long as I’m President, we will always put America first. It’s very simple. Very simple. For years and years, we put other countries first, and we now put America first.”
Trump alleged that the radical Democrats are not working for the good of the country but rather they want to destroy America.
“It’s not just Texas oil that the radical Democrats want to destroy; they want to destroy our country,” he claimed. “These people are sick. They are sick. And you better get used to hearing it because they have some real problems…They don’t love our country. There’s no respect for the American way of life. There is no way of life ever in history that’s been like the great American way of life.”
In November, the Trump administration withdrew from the Paris climate accord. It was during a time when scientists were ardently urging the countries to take urgent steps in order to not suffer the worst impacts of global warming.
However, Trump believes that the Paris agreement was a disaster and one which caused the U.S to lose billions of dollars.
“It would have made us a non-competitive nation. We cancelled the Obama administration’s job-crushing clean power plan,” he said as he listed down some of the steps being taken by his administration.
“For the first time in nearly 70 years, we have become a net energy exporter. And the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas on the face of the Earth. To ensure we maintain this dominant position long into the future, my administration is announcing today that export authorisations for American liquefied natural gas can now be extended through the year 2050,” Trump added.
The top four emitters of carbon dioxide in the world in 2017 included China, the US, the European Union and India, PTI reported, citing the projection by the Global Carbon Project in December 2018.
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