Washington: With top presidential aides stubbornly divided, the White House abruptly announced on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump would make no decision on the United States' future in the Paris climate change accord until June, after he returns from a meeting of the Group of 7 Western powers.
|A demonstrator dressed as King Trump prepares|
to swing a golf club at the Earth during the
People's Climate Movement March in Washington.
The announcement by White House press secretary Sean Spicer encouraged advocates of the landmark climate pact, who hope that Trump's fellow heads of state can pressure the President to remain in the accord, first at a NATO summit meeting in Brussels next week and then at the G-7 meeting in Taormina, Italy. Similar pressure was brought to bear by the leaders of Mexico and Canada when Trump threatened to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, then reversed course.
Read the story in today’s Melbourne Age - “Ivanka v Bannon: Trump administration delays decision on Paris climate accord.”