Donald Trump Said Countries are 'Laughing At Us' for Entering Paris Agreement
Type: Thin SkinnedJun 01 2017 Severity: About: Global Warming
When Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, he talked about how other countries viewed the US initially entering the agreement. He said "the rest of the world applauded" and "went wild" when we entered the agreement, because it meant we were at a "very big economic disadvantage" now. Upon withdraw, he concludes that "other countries and other leaders" won't be "laughing at us anymore".
Quote | In his withdraw speech he said they "won't be laughing at us anymore".
"The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris Agreement -- 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." Later on in the speech, Trump went on, "At what point does America get demeaned? At what point do they start laughing at us as a country? We want fair treatment for its citizens, and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore. And they won’t be. They won’t be."