Truman Project Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Pull Out of the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Truman Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement:

“The Paris Agreement is a historic step forward in the fight against climate change, because every country—big or small, developing or developed—signed on to do its fair share. American leadership made this agreement happen; by backing out now, we lose serious credibility on the world stage and will have a harder time forging progress on critical security and diplomatic issues.”

“President Trump—along with those in his administration and his allies in Congress who support him—are making a catastrophic choice out of ignorance and short-sightedness. This is an abdication of not just American leadership, but baseline expectations of international cooperation and shared responsibility. Ultimately, his decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement will have real and serious consequences for American security and credibility that echo for generations to come.”