When President Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he’d be pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, he did add that he’d be open to renegotiating the terms as long as American interests were protected.
Considering the future of the very planet is at stake, after all was said and done Thursday, it turned out the United States didn’t need the climate accord, and the rest of the world didn’t need the United States to participate. The United Nations made it clear that no single party, certainly not America, could force renegotiation of the historic treaty that isn’t a treaty at all as far as the U.S. is concerned.
— United Nations (@UN) June 2, 2017
The United States was in the Paris Agreement in name only as the treaty was never ratified
— Simeon Standfast (@AdamJamesLocke) June 2, 2017
Problem is, it was not ratified by US Senate as a treaty entered into by US is supposed to be.
— Reality Check (@Shoelace68S) June 2, 2017
Plenty of American citizens apologized to the United Nations on behalf of the country, but these are not those citizens.
UN has no say in our nation's decisions. We can defund any project that isn't good for our nation. Defund UN too.
— Ann (@ann27610444) June 2, 2017
NOT by a single party, but by an AMAZING COUNTRY who's sick & tired of your/not our global agenda!
— LTJ (@lijones314) June 2, 2017
No but it can be made better by a single Nation-state vs all 147 countries and all of you know better America will persevere!!
— STCUSA (@USAstc1787) June 2, 2017
and that is The American Accords
— STCUSA (@USAstc1787) June 2, 2017
France, Germany, and Italy issued a joint statement of their own for good measure confirming that the climate treaty can’t be renegotiated, which is fine, since the U.S. Senate never ratified it.
BREAKING: France, Germany, Italy issue joint statement saying Paris climate accord can't be renegotiated.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 1, 2017
Then I guess we're stuck. I mean, we ratified the treaty and every-
—wait, what? We never ratified the treaty? Well then!
— Andrew S. (@shoutingboy) June 1, 2017
Can't find it in the Constitution where they have to sign off on what we do. https://t.co/bPzepyRFOl
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 2, 2017
Can't find it in the constitution where Obama could unilaterally create treaties. Trump got this one right.
— Jacob Haas (@Haas4Liberty) June 2, 2017
Well, I think they are saying there will be no renegotiation. Works for me. The giant global tax scam is dead for us. Yes!
— T.R. The Science Guy (@ctsa) June 2, 2017
God forbid we renegotiate a non binding agreement that allows countries to set their own goals. Good thing that we are out!
— AlariWild (@Alari_Wild) June 2, 2017
As usual, they fail to understand. We're not writing the damned check! Understand?
— Dean Trovinger (@grayhawk1853) June 2, 2017
@AP Then, as President Trump said, that's fine. We will walk away. Let them pay for all of it.
— @Hensel4 (@henselaustin) June 2, 2017
— Chelle (@indymem) June 2, 2017
Sounds good to me
— Anthony Casella (@AnthonyCasella3) June 2, 2017
Other countries dictating their position on us hasn't worked well in past history
— Bob Hartsough (@Hoosier7883) June 2, 2017
Oh well. Good. They can spend their money for a change. 👏
— Kathy (@bowtie88) June 2, 2017
I don't want to pay for a Euro Slush Fund under the guise of 'climate change'. And no accountability for the world's worst polluters? NO
— I Am Verus (@syjere17) June 1, 2017
Should add the UN to the defunding; how about we pay no more than the lowest amount paid by any country, rent free is our share.
— A Hulse (@Adler1944) June 2, 2017
This, to me, completely undermines the argument of catastrophic #ClimateChange and the need of this accord…
— iknowurbutwhatami (@Miss__Storm) June 2, 2017
Huh? So it's the end of the world if America isn't part of it, but now they won't take America back under a new deal? What a complete joke!
— Alex Hylke (@ahylke) June 1, 2017
Awesome. So we're finished talking about it, then?
— clayjohanson (@clayjohanson) June 1, 2017
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Facing steep pay cut, UN staffers realize they might as well work in the private sector https://t.co/yVyZdqXvhZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 25, 2017