Few of Donald Trump’s campaign promises were as clear and emphatic as his pledge to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, which I have often called the Kellogg-Briand Pact of climate diplomacy, arising from—to borrow Churchill’s great phrase about the disarmament fetish of the 1930s—the “prolonged and solemn farce” of the UN climate change circus. But there is widespread reporting that the Trump White House is going wobbly on this pledge and that senior staff and key cabinet members are meeting later today to discuss the issue.
Our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute have put together this 45-second video showing what Trump promised:
CEI has also put together a petition to President Trump, which you can access and sign here, calling on him to honor his campaign promise. Worth a few minutes of your time I think.
More background in the New York Times.