On his radio show last Wednesday, nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh argued that there is no possible way that President Trump could keep his promise to make America great again while simultaneously staying in the Paris Climate Agreement. “Mr. President, if you don’t take us out of this, there is no way you can make America great again,” Limbaugh said. “America cannot be great in the ways you define it and the ways you have targeted for rebirth and remaking.”
Luckily, it appears now that Rush Limbaugh can put his mind at ease.
Yesterday, two sources told Axios that President Trump did in fact plan on withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, and it seems that earlier this afternoon (Monday 19th June 2017), Trump made the withdrawal official. In addition, Axios has reported that Trump is working with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and a small group of officials to work out exactly how withdrawing from the agreement is going to work.
On Tuesday, White House Spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters, “Ultimately, he wants a fair deal for the American people, and he will have an announcement on that shortly.”
Though the decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement is a significant blow to people like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and White House aides Jared Kushner and Gary Cohn, all of whom have urged the Trump to remain in the Paris Accord, the president has already received praise by Senate conservatives for his efforts in rolling back environmental regulations.