White House denies climate accord report
WASHINGTON – A European official said Saturday that the Trump administration has softened its opposition to the landmark Paris climate accord and may not completely withdraw after all.
If true, this would mark another reversal of one of President Trump’s key campaign promises, one of the most controversial.
But the White House quickly sought to rebut the report, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
“There has been no change in the United States’ position on the Paris agreement,” said Lindsay Walters, a presidential spokeswoman.
“As the president has made abundantly clear, the United States is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable to our country.”
Later, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders wrote on Twitter, “Our position on the Paris agreement has not changed. @POTUS has been clear, US withdrawing unless we get pro-America terms.”