President Barack Obama says he believes President Donald Trump should pull the United States out of the Paris climate change accord.
Obama told The Associated Press at a press conference Friday that the accord could make the U.S. less competitive internationally and make it more expensive for Americans to buy their cars.
“I don’t think it makes sense to have that kind of a deal with Donald Trump,” Obama said, using a common phrase for Trump’s administration to describe his decision to pull the U., and other world leaders, out of a landmark climate agreement.
“He should reconsider.
He should take a look at it.”
Obama has repeatedly called for Trump to reconsider withdrawing the U.-shaped country from the agreement, which has taken force since 2015.
Obama said the U-shaped relationship between the U and world leaders makes it difficult for American businesses to compete in global markets.
“If we were to leave, it would create an economic barrier that we cannot overcome,” Obama told reporters.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that we would be competing with countries that have a different economic outlook and different kinds of business models.”
The White House said Friday it will meet with top Trump administration officials and the president himself in the coming days to discuss the U’s withdrawal.
The administration is expected to announce its decision as early as next week.
“It’s not just a matter of whether the United Kingdom is going to be able to continue to have access to the markets they have in the world,” Obama added.
And we have to make sure that we have a plan to deal with it, so that our businesses, our families, our businesses can continue to compete with the United Nations and with other countries.” “
We can’t afford that.
And we have to make sure that we have a plan to deal with it, so that our businesses, our families, our businesses can continue to compete with the United Nations and with other countries.”
Obama said Trump’s decision to withdraw the U could put American workers out of work.
“To have the U of A, with all of its businesses, that’s a big part of what keeps our country competitive, and that’s why I think it is important for the president of the United the U to look at the options available,” Obama, who is expected in China on Tuesday, said.
“You know, there’s a lot of ways that we could address the issue.”
The United States has pledged to withdraw from the Paris agreement and to replace it with a plan that leaves the U more competitive.
In an April decision, the U agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, a pledge that was also included in the pact.
Trump has also threatened to scrap the agreement and has threatened to renegotiate it.
The president has also said he will renegotiate the pact to lower U.s. greenhouse gas pollution, something that has also been a major sticking point for Obama, and which he has repeatedly tried to change in the U.’s pursuit of the climate deal.