During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Vice President Mike Pence praised President Trump for withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, even regurgitating Trump’s widely mocked comment by saying that the President “was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris.”
According to Pence, Trump demonstrated the necessary “leadership” to make the move “without apology to the America people.” But he also seemed confused as to why liberals are so passionate about climate change in the first place.
“For some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world,” Pence said.
“And through Kyoto, through President Obama’s cap-and-trade agenda, and then through the, in the last year of his administration to have America saddled in an international agreement in the Paris accord, I think put a real burden on our economy and our people. It was a bad deal for America.”
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
.@VP: “For some reason, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left – in this country and around the world.” pic.twitter.com/1UgRsgVkj1
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 2, 2017
According to NASA, global temperatures “will continue to rise for decades to come, largely due to greenhouse gases produced by human activities,” including more heat waves, droughts, strong hurricanes, major sea level rise and an Arctic Ocean that is “essentially ice free in the summer before mid-century.”
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