Trump slams global climate agreement that Biden intends to rejoin, during G20 speech


U.S. President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world leaders at the G20 summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not save the planet. President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat who takes office in January, has said he will rejoin the global pact that the U.S. helped forge five years ago. Trump contended the international accord was “not designed to save the environment. It was designed to kill the American economy.” “To protect American workers, I withdrew the United States from the unfair and one-sided Paris climate accord, a very unfair act for the United States,” Trump said in a video statement from the White House to the Group of 20 virtual summit hosted by Saudi Arabia.

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