Trump to exit climate pact allies deride call for do-over

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(Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP)

Washington - President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the US from the Paris climate pact, saying it favours other nations at the expense of American workers, a move that angered European allies, corporate executives and religious leaders.

“We are getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal, and if we can, that’s great,” Trump said Thursday, arguing the pact benefits China and India. “And if we can’t, that’s fine.”

Trump’s announcement spurns pleas from corporate executives, world leaders and even Pope Francis who warned the move imperils a global fight against climate change.

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