If you’re like us, you’ve had more than your fill of stories about “Chuck and Nancy” this week and what great negotiations they’ve had with President Trump — great for them and the Democrats, that is. Trump reportedly will push to make DACA the law of the land in exchange for beefed-up border security; the wall, though, will come … later.
So conservatives certainly weren’t going to be pleased with a report in the Wall Street Journal Saturday claiming that the United States would not withdraw from the Paris climate accord after all.
Trump administration won't pull out of Paris accord, offers to re-engage in climate deal, EU official says https://t.co/v9eHLcRtZH
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 16, 2017
What the what!? https://t.co/uMME1MJEPS
— Devirupa Mitra (@DevirupaM) September 16, 2017
Never a dull day. I could go for a dull day. https://t.co/fraiy6Ly8O
— Lev Novak (@LevNovak) September 16, 2017
Stunning about-face, but this is welcome news IMO. https://t.co/fJJPXVP1MR
— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) September 16, 2017
truly, this is the art of the deal https://t.co/WndMW5eqvy
— Julie Muncy ? (@juliemuncy23) September 16, 2017
At this pace, Trump will be endorsing Medicare for All by Halloween https://t.co/qmDFMzcXvN
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) September 16, 2017
I'm so confused. https://t.co/tP1KJF2aoX
— Lulu Garcia-Navarro (@lourdesgnavarro) September 16, 2017
This story isn't very clear on what's happening here. https://t.co/kgEMJBnBpu
— brad plumer (@bradplumer) September 16, 2017
No, the story wasn’t very clear, and the White House went into action pretty quickly to clarify the report.
WH: "has been no change in the [US] position on the Paris agreement." Withdrawing unless "we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable" https://t.co/aAtlzuDAm0
— Tony Romm (@TonyRomm) September 16, 2017
White House: "No change" in the US position on the Paris agreement." US withdrawing "unless we can re-enter on terms more favorable."
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 16, 2017
Here’s what the Wall Street Journal passed along, for the record:
“The U.S. has stated that they will not renegotiate the Paris accord, but they will try to review the terms on which they could be engaged under this agreement,” European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete said.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In that light, the White House’s statement sounds a lot more reliable than the Journal’s headline — although we kind of liked the Trump administration’s stance before the “unless” came into the picture.
That unless clause tho https://t.co/WXUKzDg12M
— Scott Lincicome (@scottlincicome) September 16, 2017
Are we in or out?
I'm getting tired of the damn confusion surrounding every issue. https://t.co/qbchamHaIA
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) September 16, 2017
Here’s a thought:
We should agree to the Paris Accords and not meet the guidelines, which is what everyone else does with NATO. https://t.co/K5f2dkeZdD
— Spatula City (@mrkbrendanawicz) September 16, 2017
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Our position on the Paris agreement has not changed. @POTUS has been clear, US withdrawing unless we get pro-America terms.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 16, 2017