After confusion, Cabinet member claims Trump does believe 'the climate is changing'

61 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after US pulls out

"It's clear that pulling out of the Paris Agreement strains sustainable energy industry that already employed more people in the United States than coal", Nahm told Xinhua, adding that in the long run, economic costs of inaction on climate change could also be far higher.

"We've seen the White House video about the Paris accord", the tweet accompanying the video reads. Critics say that by pulling out of the deal, the US compromises its role as an global leader on climate and risks jeopardizing worldwide relations. The fund aims to help developing countries implement strategies to tackle the effects of climate change. The decision was a reversal of the Obama administration's announcement previous year that the USA would enter the agreement, and most of the rest of the world has also signed on.

Experts also noted that despite all the theatrics surrounding Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and efforts by his administration to undermine clean energy policies, individual states and cities still make their own decisions on a host of issues, including climate, and California is a prime example.

The European Union and China have recommitted to the 2015 Paris Climate deal, following the US withdrawal announcement.

On Friday, after Trump's announcement on the Paris accord departure, Spicer was asked the same question.

This time, French officials remade a White House video by editing captions that explain why the Paris climate accord was a "bad deal" for the U.S.

Trump pulled the USA out of the non-binding deal, which obligated the country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

"He's going to either re-enter Paris, or engage in a discussion around a new deal with a commitment to putting America first", he said.

"Americans are not walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement".

She added that the U.S. would continue to be a leader on environmental protection.

"Now we can blame it all on him and American imperialism", Putin said, laughing, while addressing reporters in St Petersburg. "They went wild. They were so happy, for the simple reason that it put our country, the United States of America, which we all love, at a very, very big economic disadvantage".

However, Trump indicated that re-entry may not be a top priority for his administration.

Trump, he said, is not going to renegotiate the treaty despite suggesting he might do so "because he doesn't believe in it".

But Bill Peduto, the mayor of Pittsburgh, said he was "personally offended" by Trump's remarks.

"If you really cared about that piece, and you're one of these CEOs crowing today, then you would say 'let's get a better deal, '" she said in the interview on Friday, adding that Trump had said he was open to future negotiations.

"The president said actually back during the campaign that climate change occurs", Pruitt told host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday".

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