President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, while keeping the US on the same path to a nuclear-armed Iran, is a strategic move.
The president is signaling that the US can no longer afford to risk war with China and other rising powers that would threaten American interests and security, writes Charles Krauthammer.
Trump’s decision is not just a policy decision.
It is a strategy, says the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, who has written extensively about the potential implications of the president’s withdrawal from the deal.
“The United States must remain engaged in the world,” Trump told reporters on Thursday.
“I believe we are at a point where we need to be.”
But he also said that he wants to make sure the deal is implemented and that the American people understand how important the Paris agreement is.
It will be a very, very important agreement, but we are going to be a leader in that, Trump said.
“It’s a big deal.
I think you’ll find that, as well,” Trump added.
“We’re not going to let it fall by the wayside.”
The president’s comments came in a speech to Congress on Thursday afternoon.
The speech was notable for the way in which he made a call to action for the American working class.
The remarks were not entirely about Trump’s departure from the agreement, however.
Rather, he focused on the role of the U.S. in the Paris talks.
“When the agreement was announced, the president said it was a huge step toward saving the planet, that the agreement would save us billions of dollars, and that it would save the world from war,” Krauthammmer writes.
As Krauthamp wrote in the Washington Examiner earlier this year, the United Nation has been more aggressive in trying to achieve a global climate agreement. “
Trump’s comments are not only consistent with his stated goal of keeping the United State in the deal, but they also reflect a fundamental shift in the United Nations approach to climate change.
As Krauthamp wrote in the Washington Examiner earlier this year, the United Nation has been more aggressive in trying to achieve a global climate agreement.
“There are a lot of elements of the Paris accord that he would want to see changed. “
That is where Trump’s speech really stands out,” Krauz said on Wednesday.
“There are a lot of elements of the Paris accord that he would want to see changed.
The Paris agreement itself is not a climate agreement and it is not even a climate change agreement.
The U.N. is the global forum for negotiations.
That is the place where Trump and his team will be talking to get the United Kingdom to agree to it.
That, in turn, would make it much harder for the U to leave. “
If they get in, they will have to accept the U.’s terms,” Krautz said.
That, in turn, would make it much harder for the U to leave.
“A lot of the Trump team would love to get in and make sure they can leave without any sort of agreement,” Kraus says.
“But the U is the United, the people of the United states are the United and we are the people.
So, we’re not leaving without a deal.”
Krauthamber also points to the president as a factor in the failure of the deal to be implemented.
He notes that Trump, as the world’s most powerful man, is not the only one who has been in the position of having to make this kind of political choice.
“At a time when America is the most powerful nation in the whole world, the Trump administration and the rest of the world are going through the very same sort of political decisions that the United Sates had to make in order to get this agreement,” he writes.
Trump, Krauthau said, is also putting the United countries’ interests at risk by leaving Paris, despite the fact that the administration is expected to sign the agreement on Thursday morning.
“All the political arguments that the U S. and other countries make about how important Paris is and how important it is for the world and for our economy and the world economy, are simply not credible,” Krauss writes.