President Trump officially announced the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Accord on Thursday. Despite assurances made during his speech that the United States was the "cleanest country" and that the Paris Accord was pushed for by foreign lobbyists, many seem to disagree that withdrawing will be what's best for Americans.
Below are some of the statements from former presidents and vice presidents of the United States, mayors of major U.S. cities, leaders of other countries, and sentiments from private citizens about the current administration's decision to withdrawal from the Paris Accord.
We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 1, 2017
On behalf of New York City, I will commit to honor the goals of the Paris agreement with an Executive Order in the coming days.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 1, 2017
Disappointed with today’s decision on the Paris Agreement. Climate change is real. Industry must now lead and not depend on government.— Jeff Immelt (@JeffImmelt) June 1, 2017