Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin

Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin

Updated: November 22, 2020 11:47 AM
Created: November 22, 2020 11:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is railing against the Paris climate accord and telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not save the planet.

Trump spoke in a video statement from the White House to the Group of 20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia.

His comments came during a discussion among the world’s largest economies on safeguarding the Earth.

As president, Trump has worked to undo most of President Barack Obama’s efforts to fight climate change.

President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office in January, has said he will rejoin the global pact that the U.S. helped forge five years ago.

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