No responsible leader can bring workers – and people – of their country into this debilitating and enormous disadvantage. The fact that the Paris Agreement is hampering the United States, while allowing some of the world`s largest polluters, should dispel any doubt as to why foreign lobbyists want to link and bind our great country to this agreement: it is about giving their country an economic advantage over the United States. That will not happen as long as I am president. I am sorry. (Applause) Not only is this agreement subject to severe economic restrictions, but it also does not meet our environmental ideals. As someone who is very concerned about the environment, which I do, I cannot, in good conscience, support an agreement that penalizes the United States – which they do – the world leader in environmental protection, when the world`s major polluters do not have reasonable obligations. There are also serious legal and constitutional issues. Foreign leaders in Europe, Asia and around the world should have no more to say about the U.S. economy than our own citizens and their elected representatives. That is why our withdrawal from the agreement is a reaffirmation of American sovereignty.
(Applause) Our constitution is unique among all the nations of the world, and it is my supreme commitment and the greatest honor to protect them. And I will. Here`s a look at what the Paris agreement does, how it works and why it is so crucial to our future. As president, I cannot look at the well-being of American citizens any other way. The Paris climate agreement is simply the latest example of the Washington agreement that disadvantages the United States for the exclusive good of other countries and leaves American workers – whom I love – and taxpayers to absorb costs in the form of lost jobs, lower wages, closed factories and very low economic output. You promised to put America at the forefront of everything you do, and you did it in different ways, from trade to national security, to protecting our borders, to the rights of Washington, D.C. And today, you put America first in terms of international agreements and the environment. While the current agreement effectively blocks the development of clean coal in America, what it does, and the mines begin to open up. We have a big opening in two weeks.
Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, so many places. A grand opening of a brand new mine. It`s outrageous. This has not happened for many years. They asked me if I was going to leave. I will try. While the enhanced transparency framework is universal and the global inventory is carried out every five years, the framework must provide « integrated flexibility » to distinguish the capabilities of developed and developing countries. In this context, the Paris Agreement contains provisions to improve the capacity-building framework.  The agreement recognizes the different circumstances of some countries and notes, in particular, that the technical review of experts for each country takes into account the specific capacity of that country to report.  The agreement also develops a capacity-building initiative for transparency to help developing countries put in place the necessary institutions and procedures to comply with the transparency framework.
 His view on the Paris agreement was that it was unfair to the United States, so that countries like India and China were free to use fossil fuels, while the United States had to reduce its carbon.