Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it is "embarrassing" that President Trump is denying climate change.

"No reputable person or scientist doubts that we are creating an environmental and a climate change problem," Bloomberg told Anderson Cooper late Tuesday on CNN.


"Is it helpful that America pulls out and the president says these things? No, it is not helpful. Is it a disaster for the world? No, it just makes us look foolish,” Bloomberg, the United Nations special envoy for cities and climate change, said.

After Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, Bloomberg announced his organization, Bloomberg Philanthropies, would put together $15 million to pay the United States’ contribution under the Paris climate pact.