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In withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the United States joins a brace of nations – Nicaragua, which felt the accord didn’t sufficiently address climate change, and Syria, a country ravaged by civil war – in rejecting a deal that the world’s remaining 195 sovereign states signed. In this speech, US president Donald Trump offers his rationale for exiting the pact. To some, Trump’s musings will sound arrogant, paranoid and petulant, while others may view his protectionist decision as a powerful retort to the supranational bodies that assert influence over individual nations’ sovereignty. Regardless of your political leanings, getAbstract suggests that you explore the entire spectrum of opinions – not just Trump’s speech – before drawing your own conclusions.

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Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States.


Between November 2016 and June 2017, the US economy saw an upswing: The value of the stock market soared by $3.3 trillion, and the private sector created more than one million new jobs. Donald Trump’s election campaign pledged such outcomes, and as president, Trump won’t allow anything to impede the delivery of his promises to US citizens. Thus, he is withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. America now will try to negotiate more favorable terms under the current agreement or establish an entirely new deal that doesn’t disadvantage US businesses...

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