Huckabee on Trump priorities: ‘A beheading is still worse than a sunburn’
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) touted President Trump’s priorities as combatting terrorism ahead of addressing climate change on Sunday by saying, “a beheading is worse than a sunburn.”
“I think Donald Trump’s on the right track,” Huckabee told “Fox and Friends.”
“The climate he’s trying to change is the climate of terrorism because he knows that a beheading is still worse than a sunburn.”
Huckabee’s comments come as President Trump prepares to announce his final decision on the Paris climate accords this week.
I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2017
The president has reportedly privately told multiple people, including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, that he is planning on removing the U.S. from the agreement, according to Axios.
Trump was the only member of the Group of Seven (G7) not to take part in a pledge in support of the 195-nation climate deal.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel slammed Trump Sunday saying climate talks with him were “unsatisfying” and that Germany could not “completely depend” on the U.S. as a reliable partner.
Huckabee defended Trump’s stance on the Paris accords and other multilateral agreements, saying the deals “always put a greater burden on the United States than anybody else.”
“We’re not even the main polluters,” the former presidential candidate continued.
“We’ve done a lot to clean up this country. And we’re not putting out the kind of pollution that we were once were. Everybody wants a good environment,” he said.