Donald Trump has signalled an end to the United States’ disastrous flirtation with green crony capitalism by promising to nix the COP21 Paris climate treaty if and when he becomes US president.
“I will be looking at that very, very seriously, and at a minimum I will be renegotiating those agreements, at a minimum. And at a maximum I may do something else,” Trump has told Reuters.
In further good news for the US economy, he has also assured his Twitter followers that he’s not remotely interested in introducing a carbon tax either.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>.<a href=”https://twitter.com/thehill”>@thehill</a> Your story about me & the carbon tax is absolutely incorrect—it is just the opposite. I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href=”https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/731192363809394688″>May 13, 2016</a></blockquote>
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This was in response to claims by one of his energy advisers ‚Äì Rep Kevin Kramer of North Dakota, an avowed climate skeptic ‚Äì that a small carbon tax might make sense as a vacuous political gesture for the mob.
“He can do all that if he wants,” Cramer said of Trump’s climate position, according toReuters . “But my advice would be, while I’m a skeptic, as well, he is a product of political populism, and political populism believes that there needs [to be] some addressing of climate change.”
Trump is having none of it. He has long made it perfectly clear exactly what he thinks about ‘global warming.’