Vice President Mike Pence says climate change is just an issue for the left
A global outcry has followed President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement
Vice President Mike Pence has called the issue of climate change “a paramount issue for the left” as he sought to defend Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
His comments come a day after Mr Trump announced he was pulling out of the global accord, signed by nearly 200 countries in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle global warming.
The move has been met with harsh criticism from the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, and former President Barack Obama, who used an executive order to push through US involvement in the deal so he could bypass climate sceptics in Congress.
Mr Pence echoed the President’s comments on the administration’s ‘America First’ doctrine, saying he was steadfast in his belief that withdrawing from the climate deal would be good for the US economy and job creation.
It is “so refreshing to have a President who stands without apology…for America first,” Mr Pence said on Fox News’ Fox & Friends programme, saying he didn’t understand why climate change had become such an issue for the Democrats and the left.
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