Fact-checking Trump on Paris Climate Accord

NPR takes a closer look at the president's remarks on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.

The United States will withdraw from the international climate agreement known as the Paris accord, President Trump announced on Thursday. He said the U.S. will negotiate either re-entering the Paris agreement or a work on a new deal that would put American workers first.

During his campaign, Trump vowed to “cancel” U.S. participation in the deal. World leaders and business figures had recently urged him to reconsider. Ultimately, the president decided to withdraw, with the stated intention of renegotiating.

Journalists across the NPR newsroom fact-checked and added context to his remarks, including his assertions about the economy and energy sector in the United States.

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