The United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday replayed the theme of blaming India, China and Russia pushed by Prince Charles on the issue of climate change for allegedly not doing enough and insisted the US has one of the cleanest climates.
Donald Trump has made the remarks on the last day of his three-day state visit. Trump on his visit joined Queen Elizabeth, France President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings before leaving for Ireland.
Trump blamed India and other countries while withdrawing from the Paris climate accord in 2017 and reiterated the contention since and also had an extended discussion on Tuesday with Prince Charles on climate change, an issue on which the President is known to have serious reservations.
Trump further stated that Charles did most of the talking and he totally listened and lauded the prince’s passion for the subject and said that he countered the suggestion that the US should do more to combat climate change.
Trump admitted that he did said that the US right now has among the cleanest climates based on all statistics and that it’s even getting better because he agreed with that he wants the nest water, the cleanest water.
Climate change was one of the issues in talks between Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May reflecting demands before the state visit that he be confronted over his approach to it. A letter signed by 250 academics said that his refusal to tackle global warming is increasing risks for lives and livelihoods.